Border policeman acquitted of killing Palestinian

April 18, 2007 19:29


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A border policeman who was charged with killing a Palestinian was acquitted Wednesday at the Jerusalem District Court. Shmuel Yehezkel was accused of killing a resident of the Kfar Issuyah neighborhood near Jerusalem. However the court ruled that the shooting was a "reasonable" act, adding that "a string of errors led to the tragic result." The incident occurred 18 months ago when a Border Police unit entered the village to arrest car thieves. The court accepted Yehezkel's claims that while he and another border policeman were guarding a Palestinian man, who was suspected of attacking police officers, they were attacked by a rioting mob.

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