Israel agreed to pay NIS 875,000 in compensation on Thursday to the family of Abu Jariban, an injured Palestinian man who was left by police officers to die on the side of a road in 2008, Channel 10 reported.
Under a settlement agreement, the State agreed to pay the compensation in the name of the two police officers who left Jariban to die, and in the name of the Tel Hashomer hospital, which released Jariban while he was still in serious medical condition.
Jariban had been seriously injured in a car accident on May 28, 2008 while driving a stolen car. He had been in Israel illegally.
In May, the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court convicted two police officers, Baruch Peretz and Assaf Yakutieli, of negligent homicide for leaving Jariban to die.
Jariban was initially hospitalized, following which he was released into police custody. But he still required medical attention and rehabilitation. Although there was an attempt to admit Jariban to an Israel Prison Service medical facility, since the facility was full, the officers decided to leave him by the road-side.
Yonah Jeremy Bob contributed to this report.