Yahya Jabarin / TPS
The body of terrorist Ahmad Mahameed, an Israeli-Arab resident of the city of Umm al-Fahm who tried to stab a policeman in the old city of Jerusalem on Friday, was transferred to his family on Monday night.
Dozens of inhabitants of the city attended his funeral, which took place shortly after his body had returned.
Mahameed (31) approached several police officers at the Temple Mount on Friday afternoon. He tried to stab one of them with a knife before he was shot by the officers who were on the spot.
No one was physically injured, but Magen David Adom's paramedics treated two women for emotional trauma.
Mahamed's family, as well as the city of Umm al-Fahm, later claimed that he was mentally ill and should not have been killed.
The police said, however, that the shooting of the terrorist was justified and necessary.
"No one can expect the police officers to know that a terrorist who attacks them with a knife is mentally ill," said a senior police officer. In addition, the findings of the investigation showed that the response of the police officers was rapid and adequate and that their response prevented deaths.
Secretary of Defense Avigdor Liberman also rejected Sunday's claims and said, "I expect the Umm al-Fahm municipality to do some research – this is preaching and crocodile tears.When a bitch is charging you, you have a few seconds to to think and make a decision: is the policeman supposed to know the life story of the terrorist? & # 39;
Photo: Yahya Jabarin / TPS