YNET news reportes that the weapon used by the shooter was a rifle. I would think that fact alone destroys the excuses of the Israeli apologists. His weapon was not concealed nor concealable, and unarmed Palestinians would not make him reasonably fearful. Amazing how this fact is not published in this article or in the Jerusalem Post. Curious, isn't it? But the knee-jerk Israeli supporters have already made up their small minds that the shooting of unarmed Palestinians is somehow the Palestinians' fault.
Sunni Arab nations are 'Israel's allies,' says Israeli Foreign Ministry director general (JTA)
from the article: Jewish gunman wounds two Palestinians in Jerusalem