Car hits child 311.
(photo credit: Channel 10)
The 12-year-old boy who was videotaped being hit by David Be'eri's car
while throwing a rock at his windshield in Silwan a little over a week
ago was remanded to house arrest for two weeks, on condition of NIS 2,000
bail set by Jerusalem police on Sunday. The minor will be allowed out
of his house to travel to and from school, under the supervision of a
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The two minors shown in the video were summoned for
investigation Sunday morning by the police in connection with the
incident. The second boy was released with a warning not to repeat his
on Sunday, an indictment was filed in Jerusalem District Court against
21-year-old Mohammed Sharif of Silwan who was accused of throwing stones
in the same incident. The state prosecutor added two counts of
endangering human life and attempting to sabotage transportation. The
prosecutor requested that the suspect's remand be extended through the
end of the proceedings.
An Al-Jazeera video clip and AFP photos from the incident show four
youths with rocks surrounding Be’eri’s car, and then two youths getting
hit. One was lightly injured, and one was in moderate condition. Both
were evacuated to Moqassed Hospital in the area.
Be’eri lives in the area and was on his way home with his son at the
time of the incident, Ragones said. Be’eri was taken by the police for
an investigation, and later released on bail.
The incident prompted a raucous emergency meeting of the Committee on
the Rights of the Child a few days later to discuss the issue of Arab
minors throwing rocks at cars in east Jerusalem.