Lador rejects appeal to reopen case of dead Palestinian girl

State Attorney Moshe Lador on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a human rights group to reopen the case of a Palestinian girl killed during clashes with Israeli police last year, the Justice Ministry said. Ten-year-old Abir Aramin was critically wounded in January 2007 when she was caught between Palestinian students throwing rocks and border police firing rubber bullets in the refugee camp of Anata, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. She died two days later in a Jerusalem hospital. The State Attorney closed the case last July, citing lack of evidence. On Tuesday, he rejected the appeal on the same grounds, backing the finding that the girl was not killed by police.