Late on Friday night, an Israeli Arab terrorist opened fire on other police officers close to the Shalshelet gate to the Temple Mount after stealing a weapon from a police officer.
The police officers on the spot killed the terrorist. The event did not result in any injuries.
The terrorist allegedly attempted to enter Temple Mount after it had closed for the day while being searched, according to the police.
The terrorist took the policeman’s pistol during the search and fired two rounds during the altercation, fortunately missing anyone.
Police killed the man after shooting at him because they thought he threatened them.
Mohammed Al-Asibi, the terrorist, was a medical student who lived in the Negev village of Houra and was 26 years old.
He wasn’t a terrorist, according to family members, and had become involved in a dispute between the police and another person close to the Temple Mount.
The family has asked for the incident’s surveillance video. Leaders of the Bedouin community agreed to go on a two-day strike, claiming that police had brutally murdered Al-Asibi.
Doron Turgeman, the commander of the Jerusalem district, has instructed the central department to look into the event.
The individual allegedly took the firearm and fired several bullets before being taken out by the police, according to all officers on the scene.