Police bodycam footage shows officer chasing, shooting alleged Palestinian stabber

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Police publish bodycam footage of an officer chasing and eventually shooting a Palestinian teen yesterday after he allegedly stabbed and seriously hurt an Israeli man in East Jerusalem.

The footage shows the officer chasing after the suspect in a soccer field in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, as dozens of young children play nearby.

As the officer shouts at the suspect in Arabic to stop, he runs off, leading the officer to begin a pursuit.

At one point the alleged stabber turns around with an object in his hand and runs toward him. The officer fires one shot and the young man falls.

The suspect was taken to the Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital in serious condition.

A short while earlier, the teenager allegedly stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli man in his 20s in a park in the Givat Hamivtar neighborhood between French Hill and Ramat Eshkol, close to Shuafat.

The victim underwent surgery yesterday at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and the hospital says his condition is stable.

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