Israeli Man Killed by Kosel Security Guard

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) -

A security guard shot and killed an Israeli man on Friday at the Kosel which was immediately shut to visitors, police said.

The guard opened fire after the man, in an adjacent restroom, was heard shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Arabic for “G-d is greatest”, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

Rosenfeld said the guard opened fire with his pistol because he suspected the man was a Palestinian terrorist. “The fact he shouted Allahu Akbar, that seems to be why the security guard drew his weapon and fired a number of shots at him,” he said.