Thursday, September 29, 2016   

  Home     About     Guest Editorials     Advertise     Blog     Site Map     Links     Contact      Subscribe RSS      Subscribe Email  
Home » General

Israeli Jew Killed by Guard Near Western Wall

21 June 2013 General 3 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

1371809727-israeli-jew-killed-by-guard-near-western-wall_2177533

Israeli Jew Killed by Guard Near Western Wall

by Emperor via LoonWatch.com

Deep seated Israeli paranoia and Islamophobia has backfired.

A Jewish man who said “Allahu Akbar” was assumed to be Muslim by a security guard (who has obviously watched way too much “Homeland”) and killed because the obvious conclusion was that he must be a “terrorist.”

Islamophobes jumped on this news story as a “terrorist” incident when it was first reported and the religious identity of the man who was killed was not revealed. Now they are all silent.

Israeli Jew killed by guard near Western Wall

BBC

Gunfire was heard on Friday morning at the wall – one of Judaism’s holiest sites where hundreds of worshippers were attending prayers at the time.

Police say the guard shot the man after hearing him shout “Allahu Akbar”.

The area, which is patrolled by armed guards, closed to visitors for about an hour but has now reopened.

The incident took place at about 07:40 local time (04:40 GMT) as the man emerged from a public toilet at the wall compound.

A police spokesman said the guard drew his weapon and fired a number of shots at the man after hearing him shout “Allahu Akbar” (God is great, in Arabic).

The man had his hands in his pockets at the time he was approached by the guard, the spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, said.

The Western Wall is part of the retaining wall of the Temple Mount (known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif), dating back to a time when a Jewish temple stood on the Mount.

Jews go to the Western Wall to pray and leave prayers on pieces of paper between its ancient stones.

The site and the area around it has in the past been a flashpoint for violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

Share/Bookmark




3 Comments »

  1. Islamophobes jumped on this news story as a “terrorist” incident when it was first reported and the religious identity of the man who was killed was not revealed. Now they are all silent.

    surveillance

  2. The area, which is patrolled by armed guards, closed to visitors for about an hour but has now reopened.

    investigation

  3. The man had his hands in his pockets at the time he was approached by the guard, the spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, said.

    Looting

Have your say!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>