Published On: Thu, Oct 22nd, 2015

Jew believed to be attacker shot, killed in Jerusalem

5 Israelis wounded in violence Wednesday as 2 attackers shot dead, 1 critically wounded; 15-year-old armed with knife shot


A Jewish man, who security forces mistook for a nationalistically-motivated attacker, was shot and killed in central Jerusalem late Wednesday night, concluding a day of continued violence – mostly in the West Bank.

Initial investigation by the IDF’s criminal investigation division (CID) found that the Jewish man, who is believed to be a security guard, suspected that armed soldiers that boarded a bus were terrorists, and asked them for identification.

The soldiers, meanwhile, thought the Jewish man was a terrorist, claiming he attacked them and tried to grab one of their weapons. A physical altercation broke out between the soldiers and the man, which resulted in the man being shot by one of the soldiers.


Read the full story at YNET NEWS, by Elisa Ben Kimon and Yoav Zitun


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