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Authorities close probe into cop accused by Ben Gvir of assault

The Justice Ministry’s Police Internal Investigations Department has closed a probe into an officer accused by Otzma Yehudit party leader Itamar Ben Gvir of assaulting him in February of this year during a clash in East Jerusalem.

Ben Gvir scuffled with cops after setting up a makeshift office — a table under an awning — in the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. The MK fainted during the clash.

Ben Gvir claimed he was assaulted by Chief Superintendent Shahar Machsomi at the scene.

Officials have now closed the case, having found Machsomi not at fault.

The officer has been appointed head of Jerusalem’s Yasam unit, in charge of riot and crowd control.

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