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Internal affairs said to exonerate cop who shot dead mentally ill Arab man with knife

A Justice Ministry probe has reportedly exonerated a police officer who shot dead a mentally ill Arab man, after he was dispatched to the scene in Haifa where the victim was brandishing a knife.

The ministry’s Police Internal Investigations Department has determined that the officer, whose name has been barred from publication, acted in self defense after finding himself in a life-threatening situation, according to Channel 12 news.

As a result, the officer had no other option but to fire his weapon at Munir Anabtawi, the report says.

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