IDF releases helmet cam footage of troops arresting suspected soldier killer

The army releases additional footage from the arrest of a Palestinian man suspected of killing an IDF soldier last month during a raid in the al-Am’ari refugee camp in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The video was filmed by a camera attached to one of the arresting soldiers’ helmets.

The footage shows soldiers from the elite Duvdevan unit entering the refugee camp on June 6 on a mission to arrest Islam Yousef Abu Hamid, 32, who is suspected of killing one of their comrades, Staff Sgt. Ronen Lubarsky.

On May 24, Lubarsky’s unit entered al-Am’ari in search of a group of terrorists suspected of carrying out shooting attacks on nearby highways. During the raid, Hamid allegedly dropped a large stone slab on the special forces soldier’s head from the roof of a three-story building, fatally wounding him.

This morning, the Shin Bet security service revealed that Hamid had been arrested on June 6.

— Judah Ari Gross

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