Actions of cop who hurled stun grenade into crowd to be probed

The Police Internal Investigations Department in the Justice Ministry is probing the conduct of a police officer who hurled a stun grenade into a crowd of anti-government protesters Wednesday.

A complaint was filed against the officer after video showed him casually throwing a grenade into the center of a crowd of demonstrators, despite regulations against doing so.

In response, National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir says: “I give full backing to the officer who dispersed rioting anarchists with a stun grenade.”

He says the officer, “unlike PIID personnel sitting in their air-conditioned rooms, must deal with the anarchists.”

He also suggested the PIID might be acting “from a political motivation,” though he offers no reason for the claim.

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