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» 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.

Jerusalem (AsiaNews) - 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 injuries.

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.


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See also
10/05/2009 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Tension in Jerusalem after clashes at Temple Mount
by Joshua Lapide
12/13/2003 Israel - Palestine
Jerusalem's Grand Mufti says Wailing Wall belongs to Islam
09/29/2004 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
At least 4351 Israelis and Palestinians have died in four years of intifada
05/12/2009 VATICAN-ISRAEL
Pope: friendship with Jews, dialogue with Islam and all together to work for peace
by Franco Pisano / inviato
09/28/2004 ISRAEL
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