Man Killed by Security Forces After Reaching for Their Weapons

YERUSHLAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

A tragic incident occurred on Yirmiyahu Street in Yerushalayim on Wednesday night, as a Jew who was apparently emotionally disturbed was killed by security forces after he reportedly tried to steal their weapons.

According to news reports, the incident began when two security officials boarded the bus. A passenger asked the officials for identification. The officials, in turn, became suspicious and asked the man for identification. The man then began trying to steal the officers’ weapons, at which point they fired at and killed him.

“When I arrived with the ZAKA team at the site of the supposed terrorist attack, it seemed to be a ‘standard’ current terrorist attack, a stabbing attempt, and the terrorist was apprehended,” recounted ZAKA chairman Yehuda Meshi Zahav, as reported by the Jerusalem Post.

“I wanted to cover the body in a black bag [reserved for terrorists]. After I was asked to take care of the body I saw that he was a Jew, and that it was mistake to speak of a  terrorist. I immediately notified the police and we switched to a white ZAKA body bag.”