IDF Spokesperson Lt. Ella Barzilai released the following statement:
“In the past couple of hours there have been several claims that IDF soldiers caused the death of an axe-wielding Palestinian. Just to clarify, no IDF soldiers were involved in the incident. For more details, get in touch with the Shin Bet’s spokesman.”
The Jewish Press, which originally reported the killing, has now changed its headline to suggest it was Israeli GSS agents who did the killing.
Better late than never. Unless, of course, the GSS spokesperson is working on a hurried email announcemnet as we speak.