An Incapacitated Assailant Is Shot Point Blank in Jerusalem, but No One Cares

After Abd al-Rahman al-Qassem, who stabbed two police officers, was shot and lay wounded on the ground, one officer shot him at close range. A video clip reveals similarities to the 2016 incident of the 'Hebron shooter'

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Abd al-Rahman al-Qassem’s uncle, Abd al-Hakim Ghanem, in Ramallah this week. “He did it himself. No one told him: Go and kill. What he did is not a solution."
Abd al-Rahman al-Qassem’s uncle, Abd al-Hakim Ghanem, in Ramallah this week. “He did it himself. No one told him: Go and kill. What he did is not a solution."

Abd al-Rahman al-Qassem lay wounded at the bottom of the steps next to the Cotton Merchants’ Gate, one of the entrances to the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. A few seconds earlier he had stabbed two police officers with a modest-looking knife. One officer was lightly wounded, the other’s injuries were more serious. The assailant knifed the two in a fit of rage as he descended the steps next to the gate. Shot immediately and incapacitated by the police officers, he lay on the ground, not moving.

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