State to pay NIS 1.5 m. to family of dead Palestinian girl

The Jerusalem District Court ordered the state on Sunday to pay over NIS 1.5 million in compensation to the family of Abir Aramin, a ten-year-old Palestinian girl killed by a rubber bullet in 2007.

Abir was killed outside her school in the West Bank town of Anata, northeast of Jerusalem, as Border Police dispersed a riot nearby.

According to a pathologist’s report published by Abir’s family, with assistance from the B’Tselem human rights group, the girl was killed by a rubber bullet shot into her head, although border police claimed she had been killed by a stone.

In a ruling in the Jerusalem District Court in August 2010, it was decided that there was no dispute that Abir's death had been due to "state negligence."
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