Jul 14, 2017
2 Israeli Policemen Killed in Attack

Three Arab terrorists shot at Israeli policemen near the Lions Gate of Jerusalem's Old City, killing 2 policemen and injuring a third.


Two police officers were murdered on Friday morning in a terrorist shooting attack on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and a third was lightly wounded.

The officers have been identified as Command Sergeant Major Hayil Satawi and Command Sergeant Major Kamil Shanaan.

Satawi, 30, lives in the northern Druze town of Maghar, served his mandatory service in the Border Police and became a career patrol officer in the Temple Mount Unit. He left behind his wife Arin and a three-week-old son, as well as his parents and three siblings.

Shanaan, 22, lives in the northern Druze town of Hurfeish, and has served as a career police officer since his enlistment seven months ago as a patrol officer on the Temple Mount and in the Old City's police unit. He is the son of former Labor party member Shachiv Shanaan. He left behind one brother and three sisters.

Both officers were critically injured and transferred to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, where the doctors were forced to declare their deaths. The officer who was lightly injured was transferred to Shaarei Zedek Hospital, with shrapnel in his hands and neck.

Initial investigations showed that three terrorists descended the Temple Mount after prayers armed with weapons and walked towards the Old City's Lions Gate. Seeing the police officers, the terrorists fired, then ran back towards the mosques on the Temple Mount.


Police officers chased them and eliminated the terrorists during a shootout. The terrorists were found to have two pistols and a rifle.

During the gunfight, Satawi and Shanaan were critically injured and transferred to the hospital, where doctors were forced to pronounce their deaths.

The Jerusalem District Command ordered the Temple Mount evacuated and its gates closed until the investigation of the attack is finished and the search for additional terrorists and weapons completed.

The terrorists who carried out the attack were Israeli-Arabs with full citizenship and residents of the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm in the Haifa Disctrict, in the Wadi Ara area known as "the triangle" of Israeli Arab villages.

Their names are Mohammed Ahmad Muhammad Jabbarin (29), Mohammed Hamed Abad Alalatif Jabbarin (19), and Mohammed Ahmad Mafdil Jabbarin (19).

According to the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), none of the terrorists had been previously involved in terrorist activities.

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So tragic
Druziim are a blessing. And may the deceased ones Rest In Peace and may their memories be for blessings. So sad. 😭😭😭😭
(7/14/2017 3:21:27 PM)
It vey realy said.
(7/14/2017 4:13:18 PM)
#1 Amen
Another message from Israels 'peace partners'.
(7/14/2017 4:44:08 PM)
so tragic
oy ya yoy! i agree ad mosai?!?!?!??!?!?!
waaaaaaannnn i'm pouring out my heart for them?
u never know maybe their mission in life is completed?
ad mosai
(7/14/2017 5:13:42 PM)
are these teroirists killed?
what happened to them?
(7/14/2017 5:16:19 PM)
To number 5
Yrs the three terrorists were killed
(7/15/2017 4:24:57 PM)
I am #5
Baruch Hashem
(7/15/2017 9:34:31 PM)
there after it happened! :(
We were visiting in the old city a couple of hours after​ the attack.(didn't know it had happened) Very scary to be there. So much security..and the gate to the old city was locked and all had to wait in line to be checked.
May they rest in peace.
(7/16/2017 6:44:04 AM)
Unesco claims Hevron is in danger and is a 'holy PA' site??
Just the opposite, it has nothing to do with the PA,and would absolutely be in serious danger, if it were not under Israel's authority. Similar to the the destruction of the national and world heritage sites, L'havdil that have already been destroyed in Palmyra, Syria etc. by their kind and ilk!!
(7/16/2017 11:01:08 AM)
uMesco, must have enjoyed this a lot,
their words and support of terrorists and their causes, only encourages and emboldens those that do these heinous crimes against humanity!!
(7/16/2017 3:02:29 PM)
The Arabs don't really want 'peace' at all!
It's not politically correct to say what they want, so they say they want the defense wall taken down, then something else, but their game plan is to take Israel piece by piece, give nothing of substance in return, then finish off Israel and the Jews, with the help off their UN supporters, etc., completely, Rachmona L'itzan!
(7/26/2017 8:40:51 AM)
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