Trial opens for cop charged with attacking Amona protester

September 29, 2006 04:02
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The trial of a policeman charged with illicitly assaulting a right-wing protester during the violent evacuation of the illegal outpost of Amona earlier this year opened Thursday in a Jerusalem court. The charges filed against Jerusalem police officer David Edri, 34, by the Justice Ministry's police investigations unit earlier this year were the first such indictment brought by the state against a police officer to date over the violent February 1 evacuation. The terse, two-page indictment says that during the police attempts to disperse demonstrators Edri, who served with the city's mounted police force, spurred his horse to gallop toward right-wing activist Yehuda Etzion, of Ofra, who was talking with a fellow protester at the time. "Edri galloped his horse toward the complainant at a higher than reasonable speed, the horse struck him and pushed him to the ground, and he was trampled under the horse's hooves," the indictment reads. According to the charge sheet, Etzion hit his head on the ground and sustained several injuries, including a bruise with internal bleeding to the right foot, and an incision to his scalp. Edri is charged with unlawfully attacking and injuring Etzion. More than 200 people were injured during the eviction of thousands of settlers from the illegal outpost in the worst clashes between settlers and police in years. Protesters at Amona hurled rocks, eggs and bricks at the security forces, while riot police, mounted on horseback, beat protesters with clubs and used water cannons to keep people back. After Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rejected calls from across the political spectrum for the establishment of a state commission of inquiry into the violent demolition, the Knesset set up a parliamentary commission of inquiry in its stead.

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