At a disciplinary hearing held at the beginning of the month, 34-year-old Moshe Cohen
took responsibility for having attacked Mazen Shawiqi, who had struck the riot police officer’s private vehicle with his truck and driven off. Shawiqi contended that he had been aware of the cameras and presumed that the car owner would contact him to request restitution.
Image of the attack
An indictment filed against Cohen accuses him of a series of violent offenses.
In a statement announcing that Cohen would be fired rather than permitted to resign, the police explained, “This exceptional case is not only inconsistent with the values and orders of the police, but also harms tens of thousands of policemen and policewomen who work night and night for the safety and integrity of the citizens of the State of Israel.”