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.Jewish Press News Briefs
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