Stabbing in Yerushalayim Apparently Connected to Trump Speech

An onlooker reacts near the area where police said a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at the main bus station in Yerushalayim, Sunday. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)

The question which arose immediately following the news of the terrorist stabbing in Yerushalayim on Sunday – was it connected to the Trump declaration last week? – appears to have been answered, in the affirmative.

Israeli security forces revealed that the perpetrator had posted various statements vowing martyrdom for the Al Aqsa mosque less than a day before carrying out the attack outside the Yerushalayim central bus station which left a security guard in critical condition.

“In your path, O homeland, O Jerusalem, O Al Aqsa, our blood is cheap,” he wrote in his final social media post 16 hours before the attack.

On Wednesday night, soon after President Donald Trump’s statement, Qur’a posted a poem about the glory of Yerushalayim, accompanied by a picture of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The 24-year-old Qur’a has no past record of terrorist activity or associations.

Tefillos for the refuah shleimah of the wounded security guard should mention the name, Asher Haim ben Tamar, according to Arutz Sheva.

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