WATCH: Israeli Police Footage Captures First Seconds of Temple Mount Attack

The Times of Israel reports: Israel Police on Friday released security footage from the first moments of the shooting attack at the Temple Mount on Friday in which two Israeli police officers were killed by three Israeli-Arab assailants.

The 16-second edited clip shows two officers, one of them standing, the other sitting, in an alleyway just outside the Temple Mount compound near the Old City’s Lions Gate. A passerby walks by them, as two armed men, weapons drawn, run up behind the standing officer and shoot him in the back. The footage ends there. In the moments when the two assailants run into the alleyway, the passerby can be seen walking calmly past them, before turning around as a shot rings out.

Two officers, Haiel Sitawe, 30 and Kamil Shnaan, 22, both from Druze villages in northern Israel, were critically injured in the attack, later succumbing to their wounds. A third officer was injured by shrapnel.

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