Israeli Arab Killed While Trying to Stab Jerusalem Cop Was Mentally Distressed, Family Says

Relatives say Ahmed Mahmid's actions were not politically motivated, alleging that police could have stopped him without killing him

Noa Shpigel
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The family of an Israeli Arab man who was shot dead after allegedly attempting to stab a Jerusalem policeman said Saturday that he suffered from mental distress, adding he could have been incapacitated without being killed.

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The suspect, Ahmed Mahmad Ahmed Mahmid, was a 30-year-old resident of the Israeli Arab city of Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel.