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Border Police officers who shot dead terrorist expected to be cleared of suspicion

Israeli security forces at the scene of stabbing attack outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, on December 4, 2021. (Jamal Awad/Flash90)
Israeli security forces at the scene of stabbing attack outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, on December 4, 2021. (Jamal Awad/Flash90)

Two Border Police officers who shot dead a terrorist after he stabbed a Jewish civilian near the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday are expected to be cleared of all suspicion in the case, according to Hebrew media reports.

The officers were questioned after video of the incident showed them continuing to shoot the terrorist after he was lying on the ground. But the two officers received significant backing from the prime minister, the defense minister, and the police chief for their actions.

The pair, who are expected to be honored for their actions, met earlier today in the hospital with the civilian whom they saved from the attack.

“It was an honor to save your life, that’s why we’re here,” one tells him.

“We were doing our job, we were doing what had to be done,” says the other.

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