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Israel reduces sentence of soldier who killed Palestinian teenager

Footage has emerged demonstrating proof for the murder of 17 year old Palestinian

An Israeli court in Jerusalem yesterday charged a border policeman for killing a Palestinian teenager in 2014 reducing his sentence from manslaughter following a plea bargain.

Israeli border police officer Ben Deri was originally indicted on charges of manslaughter in the 15 May 2014 killing of 17-year-old Nadeem Nawara and 22-year-old and Muhammad Abu Taher. The indictment accused Deri of knowingly firing live ammunition with intent to cause “serious injury, while foreseeing the possibility of causing death”, however in December 2016, the prosecution said it would offer Deri a plea deal to the lesser charge of negligence, claiming he was unaware there were live munitions in his rifle magazine.

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Siyam Nawara, Nadeem’s father, told Quds Press that a verdict is expected to be announced on 27 September, adding that the family refuses to sign the plea bargain.

The Israeli Supreme Court rejected the family’s petition to refuse the plea bargain, he added.


Siyam explained that under the new bargain, Deri will only serve a maximum of five years in prison while the punishment for manslaughter could reach up to 20 years.

There is a video that proves that it was murder in cold blood, and all the proof and the autopsy of the body say that Deri is the murderer

Siyam told Israel’s Channel 2 in December. “We don’t need a plea bargain; we have 70 witnesses that were there, and hard evidence.”

Nadeem Nawara, a 17-year-old at the time was shot dead by Deri in 2014 during confrontations with the Israeli army during Nakba Day demonstrations in the occupied West Bank village of Beitunia, near Ramallah.

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  • Vinegar Hill

    Murder of the indigenous Palestinians takes place on a regular basis by the soldiers of one of the most immoral militaries in the world, the IDF.
    They carry out these murders on a regular basis because they know that their superiors, and the politicians that give the go ahead to kill, will give them full support. One can only conclude that the scum of the earth have come to reside in this area and that one day soon the political and military leaders of the rogue state of Israel will be shipped to the Hague to expalin their atrocities against the indigenous Palestinians.

    • Alex Malinow

      He was a terrorist, nevertheless killed unlawfully.

      • Mahmoud Hazzaa

        Palstinian teenager born and buried under occupation, judged and executed at gunpoint. Then, labeled by the likes of you “a terrorist” without proof or right of due process.
        Shame on you.

        • Alex Malinow

          Would like to defend him? Or his actions? Or actions of those who are sending children with knifes against civilian Israelis?
          In any case this knife attack action makes no sense. Palestinian teenagers are brainwashed into violent attacks. Very bad.

          • Mahmoud Hazzaa

            Brainwashed is what came my mind when i saw your comment blaming the victim.
            I cannot defend him, no one can, because he was executed without trial.

          • Alex Malinow

            Wait a second: did I miss something? Are you saying that the dumb terrorist had put Israeli women on trial before stabbing her? No?
            Therefore the situation looks like follow:
            A Palestinian guy committed attempted murder. It was crime. An Israeli shot him down, but too late. In that very moment his right to self defence had expired. Israel, as civilised country, put the Israeli killer on trial and sentence him.
            Now, tell me what is your problem with lack of trial of Palestinian murderer? He could not be put on trial, because in the moment of trail he was already dead.

  • ricck lineheart

    Billion$ and billion$ of U.S. taxpayer dollars supporting the blood cult of the IDF ….