Family of civilian shot dead by soldiers during Jerusalem attack says he was ‘executed’

The family of Yuval Doron Castleman, 37, who was killed at the scene of yesterday’s terror attack in Jerusalem by two soldiers who mistook him for a terrorist, says he was “executed.”

Castleman rushed at the terrorists with his firearm and fired at them before being shot at himself by the soldiers. Video from the scene showed him then throw away his gun, fall on his knees and raise his hands in the air while shouting “don’t shoot.” He was then shot again.

Castleman was sent to a hospital in Jerusalem in critical condition and was declared dead shortly before midnight, on what would have been his 38th birthday.

“Yuval noticed a terrorist attack from the other side of the road while driving to his job at the government complex, and stopped his car to stop the terrorists,” his family said. “He had previously served in the security forces and was always a hero and the first to jump in and save lives, which he did this time as well.”

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