Guard who killed Jewish man at Kotel says he feared for his life

Police say guard suspected the man was a Palestinian terrorist because he shouted "God is greatest" in Arabic.

By REUTERS
June 21, 2013 07:53
1 minute read.
Security forces wheel the body bag of the man shot Friday morning at the Western Wall.

bodybag of J'lem Kotel shooting 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

 
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An Israeli security guard shot dead a fellow Israeli on Friday at Judaism's holiest site, saying later he feared the man was a Palestinian terrorist because he had shouted "Allahu akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic), police said.

The court extended his remand by five days after the shooting at a restroom next to Jerusalem's Western Wall. The body of the victim, named Doron Ben-Shalush, 46, was found with 10 bullet holes.

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