Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem

14 May 2017, 02:56 | Isaac Mcdaniel

In an act of unmitigated chutzpah, Jordan on Saturday evening pointed a finger of blame at Israel for shooting dead a Jordanian citizen since the police officer was not seriously wounded, signaling the shooting of the terrorist was unjustified.

Israeli police said the man, whose name was not revealed, arrived in the country a week ago on a tourist visa and that investigation was still ongoing.

According to Israel Police, Skaji stabbed a police officer in his late 30s Saturday afternoon in Jerusalem's Old City near the Lions' Gate.

"Before he was overpowered, the assailant stabbed (with a knife) a police officer who was hospitalized in a state of moderate severity", - stated in the message.

The film, put on the internet, showed police chasing and trying to grab attacking Palestinian women inside the Muslim holy place.

The officer was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

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Following the incident, police ordered shop keepers to evacuate the area before making two arrests.

Two people coming from the direction of the Western Wall tried to help the policeman repel the stabber.

The attacker, brandishing a knife, stabbed the policeman in one of the alleys of the Old City before the wounded officer shot him dead, the statement said.

Minister Momani did not mention the stabbing in his statement, saying instead that Al-Kasji's death was a crime, and that Israel is responsible, as the occupying power in Jerusalem.

"The government denounces this heinous crime. and has asked Israel to provide full details about it", he added.



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