Indictment of murder filed against teen accused of killing police officer

Sgt.-Maj. Barak Meshulam was killed when a 17-year-old driving a stolen car hit him at a checkpoint before escaping on foot.

 The fresh grave of Barak Meshulam, the Israeli police officer killed after being rammed at a checkpoint early this morning in Ra'anana, at the cemetery in Kfar Saba, July 17, 2022. (photo credit: FLASH90)
The fresh grave of Barak Meshulam, the Israeli police officer killed after being rammed at a checkpoint early this morning in Ra'anana, at the cemetery in Kfar Saba, July 17, 2022.
(photo credit: FLASH90)

A 17-year-old from Ramallah who allegedly killed police officer Barak Meshulam in July was indicted for murder on Monday.

The indictment also charges the suspect with illegally entering Israel, auto theft, driving without a license or valid insurance, endangering other lives and hitting a police officer.

The suspect allegedly stole a car in Gush Dan in mid-July and ran over and killed Meshulam at a checkpoint on Highway 4. After hitting Meshulam, the suspect left the car and escaped on foot but was caught later in the day. 

At Meshulam’s funeral, Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lav promised that the criminal would pay a heavy price for his actions. Meshulam left behind a wife and two children.

 Sgt.-Maj. Barak Meshulam and family. (credit: MESHULAM FAMILY) Sgt.-Maj. Barak Meshulam and family. (credit: MESHULAM FAMILY)