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Military and Security Forces: March 18, 2013

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An IDF soldier was convicted of negligent homicide in the death of Uday Darwish, a 21-year-old Palestinian laborer who was shot in January near the separation fence in the South Hebron Hills while trying to enter Israel illegally through a gap in the fence. (Haaretz)

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March 18th, 2013 at 11:01 am

Judiciary: January 6, 2013

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Lawyer Natalie Shtrull, attorney for policemen Baruch Peretz who was convicted for the negligent homicide of Omar Abu Jariban, said during an appeal hearing that Abu Jariban holds some of the blame for his death since he was ”an illegal entrant who caused an accident on Route 6, hurt six people and didn’t cooperate with and mocked police.” The officers left Abu Jariban at the side of a road, while he was incapable of walking and attached to a catheter, and he eventually died of dehydration. (Haaretz)

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January 6th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Internal Security: February 17, 2012

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For four and a half years police officers and the Sheba Medical Center have been throwing the blame around for the negligent abandonment of illegal alien Omar Abu Jariban, which ultimately lead to his death.  Abu Jariban was released from hospital to police custody following his involvement in a traffic accident and without having received sufficient medical care.  Senior officers in the Rehovot police station decided, after their efforts to admit Abu Jariban to a Prison Service hospital failed, to release him at a roadside in the West Bank, without food or drink.  Following an investigation by the Police Investigations Unit an indictment was filed against officers Baruch Peretz and Assaf Yakutieli for negligent homicide.  With the trial yet to begin, Yakutieli has been appointed an instructor in a police operations school, and Peretz has been named officer in charge of volunteers at the Lod police station.

Military and Security Forces: January 11, 2012

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Four years after he shot and killed Firas Qasqas, a Palestinian, IDF Company Commander Major (res.) Shahar Mor has been exonerated.  The central district prosecution decided to close the case against Mor due to insufficient evidence, and not to indict him for the charges of negligent homicide or manslaughter.  Despite the exoneration and even though he has since been promoted to the position of batallion XO, an official remark has been written in Major Mor’s personnel file, and attorney Rakefet Mohar from the prosecution noted in her decision to close the case that “the evidence in total shows that despite the shooting not being in compliance with the rules of engagement in the relevant sector, it was done in the context of a unique operational situation, in the course of which Mor and his soldiers felt a real danger to their lives.  Even if the order to shoot was an error, it does not constitute negligence”.