posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 11:16 AM
As an American living in Israel off and on for about 3 of the last 5 years, I can say this from experience - Israeli's take their security very
seriously, they're not politically correct, don't care if your feelings get hurt, and they don't mess around. Yelling a phrase that is oft used
moments before detonating a bomb, at a Jewish holy site no less, is absolutely stupid. It's akin to waving a toy gun around in front of a cop in
the US - Something any American would know not to do. Likewise, any Jewish Israeli would know the result of yelling "Allahu Akbar!" at the West
Wall... This guy either had mental issues, wanted to die, or both.
I've been to the West Wall and you have to go through a security checkpoint manned by IDF and pass through a metal detector. I normally carry a
pocket knife and left it with the guards until I left. So it is unlikely that he had a bomb or weapon, but if someone was determined I'm sure they
could find a way. And as I said before, they don't mess around here and are not going to take any chances - good or bad, that's how it is...