Court convicts policeman for assaulting protester during Amona evacuation

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Tuesday convicted David Edri, a former mounted policeman, for assaulting protester Yehuda Etzion during the violent evacuation of Amona in February 2006. According to the charge sheet, during police attempts to clear protesters, Edri charged on his horse at Etzion, knocked him over, and trampled him under the horses' hooves. As a result, Etzion's head hit the ground and he sustained many wounds, including to his head.