Just two weeks after President Donald Trump announced that the United States officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a Palestinian man decided to stab an Israeli policeman in the West Bank. Now, pictures of the knife-wielding terrorist have gone viral to reveal what was under his jacket after he received a dose of brutal instant justice.
According to the New York Post, the assailant is 19-year-old Mahmoud Imam. Israeli police said that Imam stabbed the officer in the shoulder during recent protests over President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is recognized by the United States as Israel’s capital and will move the embassy there in a few years.
A picture has surfaced of Imam on the internet, which has caught the eye of many people as he is seen wearing a suicide vest under his jacket — a suicide vest that he didn’t get the chance to detonate after he was shot by Israeli border police, according to ABC News. Investigators said that they are looking into the possibility that the attacker infiltrated the area by pretending to be a journalist.
“When the other officers saw the stabbing they opened fire that led to him being incapacitated. When the troops approached the terrorist, they identified an explosive belt, which led to additional fire to prevent him from triggering it,” police said in a statement. Police also said they were investigating whether Imam was carrying an explosive vest or a fake one that was meant to look like a real one.
The officer Imam stabbed was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he was listed in “moderate condition with two stab wounds in the upper body,” according to the local news reports.
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