Israeli sources have reported Friday [June 21 2013] that a civilian security officer shot and killed an Israeli man near a public toilet at the Al-Boraq Wall (Western Wall Plaza) in occupied Jerusalem.The Police said that the Israeli man, 47, was running towards the security guard while shouting â€śAllahu Akbarâ€ť; the officer shot him causing a serious injury that led to his death.
Israeli Ynet News has reported that the incident took place around 7:40 in the morning, and that Israeli Police spokesperson, Micky Rosenfeld, stated that the guard â€śthought the man was a Palestinian trying to carry out an attackâ€ť.
Rosenfeld added that it appears that the guard drew his weapon and fired a number of shots because the Israeli man shouted â€śAllaho Akbarâ€ť, Arabic for God Is the greatest, and pulled â€śsomethingâ€ť out of his pocket.
The Police is still investigating the incident, but according to Ynet, the man is known to Jewish worshipers to be strange, and that he once said â€śhe became a Muslimâ€ť.
A worshiper told Ynet that it seems the security guard did not know the slain man, therefore he had no idea the man sometimes â€śacts strangeâ€ť.