On Thursday, Israeli anti-terrorist police officers surrounded a house containing Moataz Hejazi, 32, with the intention of arresting him on suspicion of attempted murder. Hejazi was accused of the attempted assassination of Yehuda Glick, an Israeli activist who was gunned down and severely wounded, on Wednesday, while leaving a conference where he spoke out about a Jewish campaign to allow prayer at an Old City compound.
Officers swarmed the house but before they could apprehend Hejazi, things took a turn for the worse when he resisted arrest and opened fire on the officers. The Israeli police officers returned fire, shooting and killing Hejazi.
By Donna W. Martin
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