ISRAEL ON EDGE: Jew Mistaken For Terrorist Is Shot, Seriously Wounded

Scene of the shooting near Kochav Yaakov. (United Hatzalah)

A tragic incident occurred on Thursday evening in Israel when a Jew mistaken for a terrorist was shot by an Israeli citizen.

The man was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in serious condition.

The incident occurred at a gas station near the Kochav Ya’akov junction in Binyanim.

Israel Police issued a statement saying that “police forces arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect in the shooting. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated.”

Many Israelis are on edge following the double terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday, with police receiving hundreds of calls about suspicious objects since the attack.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. some more context please?

    was this jew acting in a way a terrorist would like by brandishing a knife / making threats or was he just walking and minding his own business & was randomly shot?

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  2. Thank you for reminding me of why I don’t live there anymore. It really helps. Honestly. Sometimes, I think I should go back there and have strongly mixed feelings. It just takes a story like this for me to resolve I am better off not there.