Shocking footage showing a Palestinian teen stabbing two Israeli shoppers at a supermarket in the West Bank has emerged.

The attacker, identified only as 16-year-old from Eizariya, a town east of Jerusalem, is seen pushing a shopping cart along the aisles of a Rami Levy store near the Israeli settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, in a security camera recording.

The teen, in a black sweater, stops behind a man looking at products on the shelves. Then, suddenly, he draws a knife and violently stabs the shopper in the back of the head.

He then attacks a second man standing nearby who fights back, causing the teen to flee for the exit.

The assailant was subsequently shot by a private security guard, who can be seen pulling out a gun while chasing the youth in the second part of the video, posted online by media company 0404.

He was hit in the legs and subsequently arrested by police.

The two shoppers, both in their fifties, were taken to a Jerusalem hospital with moderate injuries, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

Police said they were treating the incident, which occurred Wednesday (3 December) evening, as a terror attack. Two other Palestinians suspected of aiding the teenager were arrested, they said.

The stabbing was the last in a series of violent attacks carried out by Palestinians that have killed 11 people in the last month.

Israel, and particularly the Jerusalem area, has experienced almost daily episodes of unrest since the abduction and killing of three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank in July, which was followed by the retaliatory murder of a Palestinian boy who was burned alive.