Palestinian Attacker Killed by Israeli Police After Stabbing Innocent Man

Palestinian Attacker Killed by Israeli Police After Stabbing Innocent Man

Michelle Rosenberg
Michelle Rosenberg
December 5, 2021

JERUSALEM – Tensions in Israel continued to rise after Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian attacker after he stabbed an orthodox man near the Damascus Gate on Saturday.

The incident comes one week after Hamas carried out a terrorist attack at the same location, but it is unknown at this time whether Hamas is responsible for Saturday’s incident or if the man acted as a lone assailant.

The incident sparked protests after a video of the incident circulated online indicating that the Palestinian man was already on the ground and was no longer posing an imminent threat when he was shot and killed by police. One video circulating Twitter appears to have been cut to show only the moment police shot the terrorist. The official full-length video was quickly released. Israeli Foreign Ministry tweeted the video depicting the initial stabbing and the events that followed, including the armed assailant lunging multiple times officers before being neutralized.

Watch the video released by the Israel Foreign Ministry below:

Palestinian protestors gathered at the gate after the incident. The crowd was eventually dispersed with tear gas.

Esawi Frej, Minister of Regional Cooperation tweeted that the Palestinian terrorist shouldn’t have been shot when he was already on the ground when he longer posed a danger. He called for an investigation.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennet supported the actions of the police. On Sunday, he praised the officer tweeting:

“You deserve the appreciation of us all. You prevented murder and acted with operational resourcefulness within a few split sections – just as it is required of fights in such an operation situation.”

Michelle Rosenberg

Michelle Rosenberg

Michelle Rosenberg is a proud holder of a Master's degree in Global Affairs with a concentration in Globalization and Security, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, both from Florida International University. Michelle's academic pursuits illustrate her commitment to understanding the complex dimensions of international relations and global dynamics. When she's not diving into the intricacies of global affairs, she cherishes time with her three beloved daughters and relishes exploring new places with her family

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