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Delivery driver claims guards at PM’s office assaulted him, broke his ribs

PMO says man became violent during security check and was restrained with appropriate force; police investigating

A general view of the Prime Minister's Office building in Jerusalem (Orel Cohen/Flash90)
A general view of the Prime Minister's Office building in Jerusalem (Orel Cohen/Flash90)

A driver with the Wolt food delivery service says he was recently assaulted by guards at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, who broke his ribs and several fingers, Channel 12 reported Wednesday.

The incident occurred last week when the driver, who was not identified, was delivering food to a worker at the PMO. He told the network that during the security check an argument developed and guards assaulted him.

“One of the guards began to viciously attack me, [with] punches to the face and kicks,” the man said, adding that he’d suffered fractured ribs and broken fingers.

The Prime Minister’s Office said the man had acted violently and was subdued with appropriate force. It said the guard had also filed a complaint with the police.

Police said they were investigating the incident.

Channel 12 said the PMO denied its request for the security footage of the incident, citing the ongoing police investigation.

A lawyer representing the delivery man said they would also request the footage and were planning a civil case against the PMO.

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