Israeli Policeman Jailed For Killing Teenage Palestinian


An Israeli policeman has been sentenced to jail for nine months on Wednesday for killing a Palestinian teenager in 2014, an incident documented by video footage.

The sentence was handed down after policeman Ben Deri, 24, was found guilty of negligent homicide and also ordered to pay 50,000 shekels ($14,000) to the family of Nadeem Nuwarah, who was 17.

Nuwarah was killed on May 15, 2014 during a day of clashes in Beitunia, south of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters marking the anniversary of what the Arabs term the Nakba, or “catastrophe”, of the 1948 creation of Israel.

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled their homes during the war surrounding the creation of Israel.

Footage recorded by US broadcaster CNN captured a group of five or six border police officers in the area, one of whom could be seen firing at the time when the youth was hit.

The sentencing comes as Palestinians and Israelis prepare for another commemoration of the “Nakba” on May 15.



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