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Left-to-Die Palestinian’s Family Settles for $250K

The State of Israel will compensate the family of a Palestinian who was left to die by Israeli police officers four years ago, in a compromise agreement obtained by Haaretz on Thursday. The state will give 875,000 shekels, or about $250,000. in damages

In 2008, Omar Abu Jariban, who had illegally entered Israel from Gaza, was seriously injured after a car he had stolen rolled over on Route 6. He was admitted to Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, with broken bones and neurological injuries and then released in a state of confusion and still attached to a catheter.

After space was not found for him in a prison, he was allegedly left by police at the side of Route 45 near the Ofer army camp in the West Bank. His body was found there two days later.

Baruch Peretz, the police officer on duty, and Asaf Yakutieli, who admits placing Abu Jariban on the side of the road – where he later died of dehydration were charged of causing his negligent death.

For more, go to Haaretz.com

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