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Israeli policeman was sentenced 9 months in prison for killing a Palestinian teenager

ISRAEL (OBSERVATORY) – The Jerusalem District Court sentenced to nine months in prison the policeman Ben Dery, who shot and killed Palestinian youth Nadima Navari during clashes in 2014, the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz said on Wednesday.

According to the court’s decision, the convicted person is also obliged to pay compensation to the family of 17-year-old Navari at the rate of $ 14 thousand.

Dery admitted that he shot a Palestinian teenager, thinking that the gun was loaded with rubber bullets. At the same time, Navari did not carry weapons and did not pose a threat to others.

Initially, the prosecutor’s office presented Deri with charges of intentional murder, but the court acknowledged that the policeman committed the crime through negligence.

According to Israeli law, murder by imprudence involves a maximum of three years of imprisonment as punishment, intentional deprivation of life – up to 20 years in prison.

The clashes during which Navari was killed occurred on May 15, 2014 in Beitunia near Ramallah.