A soon to married 26-year-old Jewish man was killed and four others were badly injured in a combined shooting/stabbing terrorist attack at the Chain Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday morning.
The local police identified the slain victim as Eliyahu David Kaye, Hy”d, from the city of Modi’in. Kaye, a new immigrant from South Africa was employed at the Kosel as a guide.
Sources said the victim was engaged and was to be married in six months.
Two of the wounded victims were identified as 46-year-old Rabbi Ze’ev Katzenelenbogen, a father of eight from the Old City, and yeshivah student Aaron Yehuda Imergreen, who is hospitalized in serious condition at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
It was learned that the remaining victims sustained minor wounds and were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.
The police identified the suspect who was also killed after the attack as Fadi Abu Shahidam, a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp in his 40s.
The slain terrorist who used a homemade “Carlo” machine gun in the attack is a member of the Hamas terrorist organization.
Internal Security Minister Omer Bar Lev said that the wife of the terrorist left him and traveled overseas just three days ago, which “shows that this was a premeditated attack.”
Meanwhile, Hamas praised and admit responsibility for the attack.
Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem said, “This is a commando action in occupied Jerusalem. The city will continue to wage war until the occupying entity is driven out.”