The terrorist who tried to seize a weapon from a security guard in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday has been identified by police as an Israeli Arab from the Galilee village of Kafr Manda. A spokesperson for the terrorist's family said that family members and friends were “surprised” that the terrorist, Ahmed Mahmoud Khatib, would be involved in such an incident, since he had always been so “quiet.”
Meanwhile, three terror groups on Saturday claimed credit for the attempted attack, in which the security guard and ten others were injured near the Ateret Cohanim yeshiva. In a joint statement, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the armed wing of the PFLP, the Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad and the Al-Aqsa Brigades of? Fatah all claimed responsibility for the operation.