Pissed Off at Trump, Suicide Bomber Shot Before Detonating
An Arab squatting in Israeli land that calls himself a “Palestinian” was shot Friday after stabbing an Israeli border police officer in the West Bank because he was angry with President Trump declaring Jerusalem the capitol of Israel.
The crazed Muslim attacker, Mahmoud Iman, 19, stabbed the officer in his shoulder while rioting, was later evacuated by the Red Crescent in serious condition, according to The Jerusalem Post.
A picture of Iman in Ramalla showed him wearing what appeared to be an explosive vest.
Israeli police believe the jihadist was practicing Taqiya, or the art of lying to infidels, and were investigating the possibility that the attacker infiltrated the area pretending to be a journalist before stabbing the officer he viewed as an infidel.
“When the other officers saw the stabbing they opened fire that led to him being incapacitated. When the troops approached the terrorist, they identified an explosive belt, which led to additional fire to prevent him from triggering it,” police said in a statement.
Police said they were investigating whether Iman was carrying a real bomb or only a device meant to look like one, the Times of Israel reported.
The injured officer was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he was listed in “moderate condition with two stab wounds in the upper body,” according to the news outlet.
The Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, has called for a new armed uprising against Israel in response to Trump’s declaration last week.
His announcement sparked widespread protests after departing from decades of US policy that the fate of the capital should be decided through negotiations.
Rioting was reported in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Qalqilya and Nablus, where demonstrators burned tires and threw rocks at Israeli troops.
Despite expected clashes in Jerusalem, police did not impose age restrictions on Muslim worshipers praying on the Temple Mount.
Israeli authorities sometimes limit access to the site for young men during times of expected violence because they are deemed more likely to clash with troops.
East Jerusalem is home to sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites and the fate of the territory is an emotionally charged issue at the heart of the conflict.
The Palestinians seek East Jerusalem — which captured from Jordan in the 1967 Six-Day War — as the capital of their hoped-for state.
Israel says the entire city, including East Jerusalem, is its eternal capital.
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December 15th, 2017
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