Israeli Knesset honors Canadian sergeant-at-arms who shot parliament terrorist

The Canadian Parliament, where Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers shot terrorist Kevin Vickers in October. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Canadian Parliament, where Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers shot terrorist Kevin Vickers in October. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Kevin Vickers, the Canadian sergeant-at-arms who shot the gunman that stormed the Canadian Parliament in October, was honored by the Israeli Knesset during a visit to Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Vickers and praised him for his bravery. 

“This terrorist attack proved once again that Islamic extremist terrorism knows no borders,” Netanyahu said, the Times of Israel reported. “Israel and Canada will continue to fight the forces of global terrorism.”

Vickers shot Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who had recently converted to Islam, on Oct. 23. That day, Zehaf-Bibeau killed a Canadian soldier near the National War Memorial in Ottawa and then entered the parliament, where he opened fire before being shot by Vickers.

Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said that on the day of the attack, he spoke to his Canadian parliamentary counterpart to express concern. 

“Thwarting the terror attack was not my act alone, but that of the entire staff, and we were proud of it,” Vickers told Edelstein during their meeting at the Knesset.

Posted on November 13, 2014 .