PM Meets Cop Who Shot Baby-Killer Terrorist

Netanyahu holds security consultation at Israel Police Headquarters in Jerusalem, calling for more troops in capital.

Gil Ronen,

Aharonovich, Netanyahu, policeman, Danino.
Aharonovich, Netanyahu, policeman, Danino.
Police spokesman

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu convened a security consultation Thursday afternoon with Interior Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich, Israel Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino, ISA (Shin Bet) Director Yoram Cohen, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Jerusalem District Police Commander Moshe Edri at Israel Police headquarters in Jerusalem.

The prime minister was introduced to the Jerusalem District police officer who shot the terrorist who killed a baby, when he plowed into a group of civilians with his car in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Netanyahu likewise asked to send his condolences to the family of three-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun who was murdered in the attack: "On behalf of the entire nation, I send condolences to the family of this pure baby and my wishes for a quick and full recovery to those who were wounded."

A passerby videotaped the moment after the terrorist responsible for last night's deadly attack in Jerusalem was captured.

Commissioner Danino praised the actions of the policeman who chased after the terrorist as he attempting to flee on foot, and shot him. Attacker Abdelrahman Shaludeh was injured and died several hours later in hospital.

"The rapid and determined action of the Jerusalem District police officer, which led to quick conclusion of the event was admirable," Danino said, adding that he hoped others would follow his example.




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