BOYCOTTS ARE ILLEGAL IN ISRAEL >>>> KILLING A PALESTINIAN CHILD ISN’T

Israeli police will not face trial over death of Palestinian girl

By Catrina Stewart in Jerusalem

Israeli policemen suspected of shooting dead a 10-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl in 2007 will escape prosecution after a court said that too much time had elapsed to allow a re-examination of the case.

The decision will come as a blow for the girl’s parents, who have campaigned for justice for their daughter, Abir Aramin, who died after being struck in the head during a school break.

In a highly critical ruling, Israel’s High Court described the police investigation into the girl’s death as a “sordid affair” that had been both “sloppy” and “negligent” and ordered the state to pay the family’s legal costs.

But it backed an earlier decision not to charge two border policemen allegedly involved in her death, in part because of the difficulty of conducting an investigation so long after the incident in the absence of fresh evidence.

Human rights organisation Yesh Din, which had petitioned the court to indict the policemen, expressed its dismay. “An innocent girl was shot and somebody has to take responsibility,” said Haim Erlich, the NGO’s director. “No justice was done.”

Abir was fatally wounded in January 2007 after buying snacks with her sister and two friends during a school break in the West Bank town of Anata.

Eyewitnesses claimed that border guards, who had clashed with stone-throwing Palestinian rioters nearby, fired at the girl from a passing jeep. The police opened an investigation but closed it a short while later, arguing it was possible she had been killed by a rock and that there was insufficient evidence to proceed.

Residents said there were no clashes in that particular street, and a parallel investigation and autopsy carried out by Israeli NGOs concluded that she had been killed by a rubber bullet fired by police in the jeep.

An Israeli civil court last year agreed with the girl’s family, saying there was “no debate” that Abir was shot by border guards.

 

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9 Comments

  1. JonnyX said,

    July 13, 2011 at 22:11

    I can’t effin stand much more of this…every day I try to talk to people about what is really going on in the world, and I get nowhere. I point out the lies that are told, and provide links to the true information, and do everything I can to change the world, and still some scumbag Israeli border guard can take a shot at a child(!) for kicks, KILL her, and then just go about his business secure in the knowledge that because he is Jewish, no court will find against him. What is the statute of limitations for first-degree murder? I didn’t think that there was one, but apparently in Israel it is like, a day! I’m going to have to avoid the internet for a while, or I am gonna freak right out soon!

  2. Derek said,

    July 13, 2011 at 22:33

    The poor family. Lives of Palestinians mean nothing to the scum who occupy their land. My heart goes out to ALL the victims of this grave 63 year old intolerable injustice.

  3. July 14, 2011 at 00:45

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  4. S Belushi said,

    July 14, 2011 at 02:00

    democratic country in middle east? having a laugh US

  5. July 14, 2011 at 04:33

    This is simply outrageous. Have Palestinians been reduced to cannon fodder? Is no one in Israel now culpable for killing a Palestinian? Is it open season for the Israeli Army? Where is the justice? Where is the compassion? Where is the love of other human beings?

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  9. Vitorino Batalim said,

    July 14, 2011 at 16:04

    Israel, ruled by zionists, is the mother land of al kinds of crimes: assassinations, robery, ilegal wars, extermination of people. Israel and zionists are the fathers and conductors of all kinds of terrorism and terrorist organizations


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