A video clip from the scene of a terror attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday records a civilian using a metal bar to beat one of the terrorists lying on the ground after he was shot.
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Thereafter, other civilians and a policeman are seen kicking the terrorist.
The civilian beat the terrorist in front of security personnel before leaving the scene, on the walkway outside the Old City wall near Jaffa Gate, unhindered. Other civilians then arrived and kicked the terrorist, but policemen pushed them back. One of the policemen later gives a kick, too.
An exclusive video in the Israeli news source Ynet shows that the citizen who hit the assailant with a bar had helped stop the attack. The video also shows the assailant repeatedly stabbing one of the victims - reportedly Biermacher - before he was stopped. A police officer ran to the scene, while two Orthodox men, one young and one old, kicked the attacker who was laying on the ground after having been shot.
The assailant and his accomplice, who were identified as Issa Asaf and Anan Abu Habaseh, two 21-year-olds from the Qalandiyah refugee camp, stabbed three people at Jaffa Gate, and were shot on scene by two Border Policewomen, according to the police.
"The fighters acted bravely and very professionally," commented the Jerusalem District Command. "They shot the terrorists and prevented a much bigger attack."
Abu Habaseh was incarcerated in 2010 after trying to leave Qalandiyah with a knife, with the intent to harm. After investigation that year, security forces discovered that Abu Habaseh's attempt stemmed from abuse from his father and a despondent view of his own reality. It was not politically motivated.
Acquaintances of the two assailants said that both men weer arrested previously for involvement in political protests, adding that Asaf was arrested earlier this year for involvement in a political uprising.