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Updated: Kotel Security Guard Shot and Killed a Homeless Jewish Man

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A security guard shot and killed a Jewish man(46) at the Western Wall Friday morning. A team of Magen David Adom tried in vain to revive the victim. The man was shot as he was coming out of the lavatories.

The victim has been identified as Doron Ben-Shlush, a homeless man who most recently was living in the Chabad house near the Kotel.

The guard said that he thought he heard the man shouting Allahu Akbar and believed he saw him pulling something out of his pocket. Islamic terrorists generally yell ‘Allahu Akbar’ before they commit a terror attack.

Eyewitnesses told Wallah that they heard at least 10 shots being fired.

Reshet Bet reports that police are now investigating the security guard at the scene, and he has been placed under arrest for 5 days.

Maariv reports that the civilian guard is from Israel’s north, and this was only his second shift working as a guard at the Kotel.

Other Kotel guards said the victim was a regular visitor to the Kotel, but that he always acted in an unusually nervous manner, including giving out the occasional yell or scream.

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15 Responses to “Updated: Kotel Security Guard Shot and Killed a Homeless Jewish Man”

  1. Ariella Efrat says:

    Allahu Akbar!!!!

  2. he probably had a mental health issue, and so this is a tragedy for all involved.
    my prayers go out to the family.

  3. Faleen Fedol says:

    Possibly Tourette Syndrome? I feel so badly for this poor man. An extremely bad situation.

  4. Larry Singleton says:

    Think you have enough f-ing ads?

  5. Jon Haddon says:

    Terrible tragedy, but points to the inevitable nervousness, fear, caution and vigilance that the Israelis have to face each and every day. Let's not condemn the police officer…condemn the constant terror.

  6. Hinda Blas says:

    This is a tragedy and should have been avoided. Mi Sheberech to Everyone involved.

  7. Hinda Blas says:

    That was not necessary.

  8. Dan Silagi says:

    There are metal detectors, so it's virtually impossible to bring in a weapon. Plus, the guy was a regular, and well-known to just about everyone there.

  9. Yeremiahu Rueben Yonteff says:

    Seriously…

  10. Jake Hunt says:

    you don't live there either Hinda Blas.

  11. Jake Hunt says:

    go to Israel and get an informed opinion Ma'am.

  12. Alexis Worlock says:

    Dan Silagi Well known to everyone…but not to this guard, who had just started working there. I agree with Jon Haddon–errors happen; particularly given the level of danger that is a constant.

  13. Alexis Worlock says:

    Jake Hunt–do you have a personal vendetta against Ms. Blas?

  14. Phyllis Leopold says:

    Constant terror. That observation is sending chills down my spine.

  15. Poor thing sounds like he may well have been mentally disturbed. Homelessness is a sad state of affairs, calling out Allahu Akbar at the Western Wall is to say the least odd?

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