Israeli injured in Damascus Gate stabbing attack, terrorist killed


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Israeli injured in Damascus Gate stabbing attack, terrorist killed
A video went viral on social media showing the terrorist bent over on the ground with Border Police officers aiming their guns at him.
Published: DECEMBER 4, 2021

WARNING: Footage in the above video shows the terror attack from security tapes. Viewer discretion is advised.

A Palestinian terrorist moderately wounded an Israeli in a stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on Saturday. Border Police officers at the scene shot the assailant dead, a move which has been dubbed a "war crime." The Israeli, a 20-year-old haredi (ultra-Orthodox) man, was given medical treatment by Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics and rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he remains in stable condition.

Some social media users were up in arms after a viral video showed the attacker, 25-year-old Mohammed Shawkat Salima, lying on the ground after being shot by Border Police officers, who hovered above him, one of whom, it seems from the video, fired the second shot that killed him.

A family member of Salima told KAN radio on Sunday morning that there was no indication of his intent to carry out an attack and that had the family known of it, they would have "locked him up." The family member added that they thought it was unnecessary to kill Salima - it would have been enough to neutralize him as a threat.