Watch: Police fire in hot pusuit; Arab vehicle brazenly escapes

In chase near Ma'aleh Adumim driver slips through police hands, vehicle intact, despite being shot at point-blank range.

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Mordechai Sones,

Hot pursuit
Hot pursuit

A video taken yesterday (Sunday) by an eyewitness documents an incident in which police shoot a suspicious vehicle nearly at point-blank range at the end of a chase but nevertheless fail to prevent his escape.

In the video one can see the policemen, after closing on a fleeing car, exiting their vehicle, unsuccessfully attempting to open the doors of the car, and aiming their weapons towards the driver's seat. When the suspect apparently decides not to give up his flight and renews his escape attempt, the police shoot to halt him, but without success. The driver manages to get on a traffic island, continue driving, and evade the police.

The incident took place near the Arab town of El Azariya, near Ma'aleh Adumim.

The driver entered the town in his vehicle, crossing the line of jurisdiction, and at that point the chase concluded.