Checkpoint death was suicide-by-security forces

Jew shot dead rushing security checkpoint intended to be killed, left suicide note.

Contact Editor
Mordechai Sones,

Stabbing knife attack
Stabbing knife attack
iStock

The Jewish man who was shot dead rushing Israeli security forces at a Jerusalem area checkpoint reportedly left a suicide note describing his mental illness and a deep psychological distress.

According to reports in Hebrew-language media, the 20-year-old from the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood in Jerusalem left the note with a friend several days ago.

Police said the unnamed man rushed the Hizme checkpoint with a knife and tried to stab a member of the security forces.

Troops opened fire as they believed they were in “immediate and concrete danger,” police said in a statement.

He died of his injuries shortly after.