The four photos include Mayor Nir Barkat walking away from a massive explosion, his head photoshopped into a scene from “The Matrix” stopping bullets, and another photo of him in front of a Batman costume. The main photo features Barkat’s head photoshopped onto the body of a famous photo of Chuck Norris with a partially open shirt as he brandishes two uzis.
The only comment from the Municipality of Jerusalem on the posted montage of photos reads: “We just put it here.”
Barkat, a former paratrooper in the Israeli army, has been mayor of Jerusalem since 2008.
He and his security detail were driving through the city on Sunday when they spotted a man with a knife in the street who had just attacked someone and was lunging toward a crowd. They wrestled the man to the ground and held him until police came.
The entire encounter was captured on city surveillance video.