Probe said opened into officer filmed hitting woman with baton on Temple Mount

The Justice Ministry’s Police Internal Investigations Department has opened a probe into an officer filmed striking a woman with a baton during recent clashes on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

The launch of the probe comes after the woman, who Kan identifies as photographer Alaa As-Sus, filed a complaint to the Police Internal Investigations Department.

The incident occurred during rioting at the Temple Mount on April 15, which was followed by days of smaller-scale clashes between Palestinians and police at the Jerusalem holy site.

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