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Israeli cop jailed only nine months over murder of Palestinian teen

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Ben Deri (C-L), a 24-year-old Israeli policeman accused of killing a Palestinian teenager in 2014 during clashes in Beitunia in the occupied West Bank, is seen at the district court in Jerusalem on April 25, 2018. The Israeli court sentenced Deri to nine months in jail for the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager in 2014, an incident documented by video footage. He was found guilty of negligent homicide and also ordered to pay 50,000 shekels ($14,000) to the family of the then-17-year-old Nadeem Nuwarah. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI

TEL AVIV, April 26 — An Israeli court yesterday sentenced a police officer to nine months in jail over the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager in 2014, an incident documented by video footage.

The sentence was handed down after policeman Ben Deri, 24, was found guilty of negligent homicide and also ordered to pay 50,000 shekels (RM54,807.20) to the family of Nadeem Nuwarah, who was 17.

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Nuwarah was killed on May 15, 2014 during a day of clashes in Beitunia, south of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters marking the anniversary of what the Arabs term the Nakba, or “catastrophe”, of the 1948 creation of Israel.

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