» 06/21/2013 ISRAEL-PALESTINE Israeli Jew killed by the police at Western Wall The victim, a 46 year-old, shouted "Allahu Akbar" and the police fired fearing he was a Palestinian.
- The security forces on the "Wailing Wall" shot a man
dead this morning, as hundreds of
Israeli faithful were praying at
the Western Wall. Rescued by some
nurses, the man died from his
The victim was a
man of about 46,
and - according
to police - ran towards them shouting "Allahu Akbar" as he was about to take something
from his pocket. The killing took
place near the public toilets,
around 7:40 this morning.
The police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, has
defended the actions of the police
saying that they suspected
that the man was about to carry
out a Palestinian suicide bombing.
In the past there have been attacks
against Jewish worshipers at the Western Wall. The place of prayer
is heavily controlled by police and army. Tensions increase every Friday because,
while the Israelites pray at the Wall, thousands of Muslims gather for prayer at
the Islamic Temple Mount,
which overlooks the Wall.