Israeli police on Wednesday released footage of a terror attack that left three dead and at least two wounded in a crowded market in Jerusalem.
Police said that a Palestinian man threw a Molotov cocktail at a car in the Old City and that the attack took place near the intersection of Beit Hanina Street and the Jaffa Bridge.
The man, who police later identified as a 29-year-old man, was arrested and taken to the Old District police station, where he was being questioned by officers.
A second Palestinian, identified as 18-yearold Mahmoud Jaber al-Ameri, was shot in the head and died at the scene.
The third victim, identified by police as a 15-year old boy, was rushed to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.
A third Palestinian, 20-year -old Ahmad al-Qassam, was wounded in the attack, but was released from the hospital in good condition.
Hebrew police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told the Jerusalem Post that the video was recorded from a mobile phone on a vehicle that was carrying the three dead.
A security camera on the same street showed a Palestinian who was walking by the scene of the attack and was heard shouting the following words before the incident took place: “This is the end of the Jewish State, and now they will pay for it.”
Rosenfeld said that the incident was the latest in a string of attacks targeting Jews and Israelis, which have been carried out by Palestinian assailants in recent months.
The terror attack took on new significance as Israeli authorities released a video showing the aftermath of the deadly attack.
In the video, which was posted on social media, a car drove by the market, which had been packed with shoppers.
The car rammed a parked vehicle and then drove into a crowd of people, killing three people and wounding two others.
The attack took the lives of three people, including the alleged ringleader of the terror attack, the Jerusalem District Police chief Moshe Turgeman.
Turgeman said in the video that the driver was not wearing a seat belt and that he had driven his car at a high rate of speed.
“This was not a case of terrorism,” he said.
“He didn’t use a weapon, but a car ran over pedestrians.”
Turgman said the attack was a “despicable attack on innocent bystanders.”
Police said in a statement that the attacker, who was arrested Wednesday, had “fled the scene” and was “shooting at the crowd from his vehicle.”
The statement added that the man was arrested for possession of a weapon by a terrorist and was being interrogated by police.
“The police have determined that he acted alone,” Turgman added.
“I will not release his name because of the threat to his life.”
He added that “the threat to the life of the driver and to the lives and property of his victims will be taken seriously and will not be concealed.”
Palestinian police spokesman Mushir al-Owaisi said in an email to Al Jazeera that the “terrorist’s car was riddled with bullets” after being shot at close range.
“He managed to evade the police, and he ran into a crowded crowd and got out of the car,” he added.
The Jerusalem District police posted a video of the scene on Twitter showing people running for cover in the market after the car rams into the pedestrians.
The video was later deleted from the official Facebook account.
Tension has been rising in Jerusalem, with hundreds of Palestinians protesting in the streets of the city against the killing of the two Israeli teens, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar.