Watch: Mounted police shoot terrorist in Jerusalem

CCTV cameras caught the moment mounted officers approached a suspicious man - who then drew a knife and tried to stab them.

Ari Soffer ,

Footage of mounted police eliminating terrorist
Footage of mounted police eliminating terrorist
Israel Police

Israeli police have released footage showing mounted officers eliminating an Arab terrorist in downtown Jerusalem.

The incident, one of two terrorist attacks over Shabbat, took place Saturday afternoon at IDF Square in central Jerusalem, not far from the Municipality building.

In the video, alert officers can be seen approaching the man on horseback, after noticing him acting suspiciously. As they approach, the terrorist draws his knife and, after quickly backing off, the officers open fire, wounding him and then shooting him dead as he continued to attempt to stab them.

Thanks to the alert officers no one was injured in the attack.

Saturday's second terrorist attack took place in Samaria, where an Arab terrorist rammed his car into an IDF patrol, injuring one soldier before being shot dead by his comrades.