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Video shows Israeli cop slapping Palestinian in the face at Damascus Gate

Video from the clashes at Jerusalem’s Old City shows an Israeli police officer slapping a Palestinian man in the face.

It is unclear from the short clip, which begins with the slap, what preceded the incident.

After the cop slapped him, the Palestinian man appeared to briefly push out toward the cop, then lowered his arms. The officer then grabbed the man and a brief struggle broke out as onlookers seemingly tried to intervene. Other officers came and escorted the man into a police post at the Damascus Gate.

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