South African Settler Who Served in Israeli Army Killed in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

Eliyahu David Kay was a South African national who migrated to Israel and joined the Israeli Army. (Photo: via Kay's FB profile)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

A Palestinian was killed on Sunday in occupied East Jerusalem, near the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Anadolu Agency reported.

Israeli police claimed in a statement that four Israelis, including two settlers, were injured when a Palestinian opened fire near the Bab al-Silsila (Chain Gate), one of Al-Aqsa Mosque’s main gates, in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City.

The Palestinian man – who was identified as Fadi Abu Shkeidem, 42, from Shuafat refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem – was killed by Israeli occupation soldiers, according to the statement.

Soon after the news, the Abu Shkeidem family was brutally attacked by Israeli occupation forces, TRT reported.

The settler, Eliyahu David Kay, was a South African national who migrated to Israel and joined the Israeli Army.

“Kay was born and raised in Johannesburg and moved to Israel on his own in 2017 to volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces, then made aliyah in 2019,” according to Haaretz.


“Eliyahu David Kay, who was killed in occupied Jerusalem today, is a white South African who recently moved to the Zionist settler colony and joined its ‘army’ to help murder Palestinians and steal their land,” Palestinian American journalist Ali Abunimah commented on Twitter. “He was clearly addicted to apartheid and colonialism,” he added.

There are over 600,000 illegal Jewish settlers living in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. All Israeli settlements are deemed illegal under international law.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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  1. It seems that there are more foreign-born Zionists (born in Europe, Africa, Canada, and of course the New York City metropolitan area) than those born in the occupied Palestinian homeland, who are serving in the genocidal Israeli armed forces.

  2. You make it seem like a bad thing that vengeance was taken by the Israeli Occupation Troops?? Terrorists must be dealt with swiftly and set an example for future attackers to think about.

  3. You make it seem like a good thing that the “Israeli Occupation Troops” have been occupying the Palestinian homeland and subjecting the Palestinians to horrifying atrocities for the past 73 years. Therefore, the Palestinians have every right in the world to defend themselves against those terrorists from the Israeli occupation army and police.

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