June 21st, 2013
02:02 AM ET

Jewish man killed near Western Wall

A security guard shot and killed a Jewish man near Jerusalem's Western Wall, police said.

The man had his hands in his pocket and looked suspicious, Micky Rosenfeld, an Israeli police spokesman said. He also said The man also had been shouting "Allah Akbar," which means "God is great."

Police are investigating the incident.


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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I'd bet money that the man shouted, "Allahu Akbar," which means, "God is greater," not "God is great." There's a big difference in meaning and in intention. The phrase does not mean, "I'm OK, you're OK."

    June 21, 2013 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Based on what I've seen on other sites, you are correct. Good call.

      June 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Prophet

    This shows that mankind is evil in nature and doubtful in spirit, when a man puts up a wall, his intentions are not from god.

    June 21, 2013 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Uh, this is not a wall put up by Israel to keep anyone away. This is the last remnant of an ancient synagogue, the holiest place in Judaism. The synagogue was destroyed by Muslim invaders. By international agreement, the Israelis can't reclaim the land and rebuild because the Muslims also claim it. They are left with having to pray outside the wall.

      June 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    And this is news?
    the news today is " Israeli forces systematically torture Palestinian kids" UN.
    But then perhaps this is again no news. Firstly this not a revelation and second they are Palestinian kids and we are therefore not bothered.

    June 21, 2013 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    @U DeMann
    You are stepping into forbidden territory Sir.

    June 21, 2013 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    According to the Jewish human rights group B'Tselem the number of Palestinians killed in Occupied territories is 6'704.
    The number of Israelis killed is 70.

    June 21, 2013 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    @U DeMann
    thanks but i'm the odd one out on the blogs.

    June 21, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    strange the ways of the world folks.
    We rush into aiding and abetting 'rebels' everywhere in the name of love of humanity, freedom, liberty & such and brimming with love for our Arab 'brethren' even send in our forces to fight the oppressors, but let misery , oppression & genocide reign in places which our eyes are somehow unable to recognize.

    June 21, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    thanks again@U DeMann
    i feel humbled.Have a good one.

    June 21, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jerome

    We should just let palestine kill as many Israelis as they can. This would make for a peaceful solution in some eyes. How about this? Hey, Palestine, stop attacking first and there would BE no need for retaliation. Saywhat would have Israel punished for having a better defense.

    June 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Its not a matter of allowing one side to kill the other. We should find a just & lasting solution to this conflict which majority of peace loving Jews want.

    June 21, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    the figures B'Tselem compiled are from the year 2000. since 1948, 1.5 million Palestinians have been killed in acts of genocide & violence.

    June 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO

    I think Jerome's point is (and I've said the same thing previously) if the Palestinians are losing that badly they should make peace. It is not up to Israel to scale back their response to even out the numbers.

    June 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Sure the onus is on a defenseless people who are under occupation, their rights and land usurped increasingly while the peace loving (lol) extremist regimes of the likes of Netanyahu and his coterie of war mongers keep the world hostage riding piggy back on US (that is us). I don't know whether to be dismayed or be amused at perceptions exhibited.

    June 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    But thanks to the untiring work of American Jewish orgs i work with like JVP & JStreet , there has been a change the outlook and quest for the truth among Americans.
    Nothing more to be said here.
    Have a good one all.

    June 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    I for one do not blame you one bit @ saywhat. Hope to see you around on another site.

    June 21, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
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