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Senior cop indicted for beating protesters at anti-Netanyahu rally

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A senior police officer was charged with assault on Sunday for attacking two people at a demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, three months after footage emerged of him shoving and smacking protesters outside the prime minister’s official residence in Jerusalem.

Charges were filed against Chief Superintendent Niso Guetta following an investigation by the Police Internal Investigations Department (PIID) into the August 22 incident, which took place as protesters marched from the entrance of the capital to Balfour Street in the city center, where the Prime Minister’s Residence is located.

According to the incitement, as officers engaged with the protesters, Guetta attacked Avichai Michael Green, a demonstrator who had complained to him about police conduct, and Yalon Gurewitz, a photographer covering the protest.

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“Green approached Guetta and complained to him about the behavior of the police towards the protesters at the scene. In response, the defendant forcefully struck the demonstrator with both hands in the face, twice,” the charge sheet read.........

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