Palestinian news sites published on Wednesday photos of a "birthday cake" made for Muhammad Ali, who attacked two Israel Police officers at Nablus Gate in Jerusalem in October and was killed in the incident. He was 19 at the time. Printed on the cake is a photograph is a picture of his attack from security footage in which he is stabbing a policeman.
Beside the picture, frosting writes out "the knives commando," which is a nickname that Ali gained posthumously. Wednesday would have been his 20th birthday. Palestinian news sites wrote that Ali's family prepared the cake and that they appear in pictures alongside it.
One site wrote in a caption, "Today is the 20th birthday of the Jerusalemite martyr Muhammad Ali, who carried out a stabbing operation against occupation soldiers near Nablus Gate in occupied Jerusalem."
Ali, then a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, on October 10, 2015, sat near two police officers while concealing a knife in his clothes. They approached him and asked him to present his identity card, and he pulled out his knife and stabbed a policeman in the neck. Ali was shot and killed within a matter of seconds by another policeman.