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Police convicted of killing teen

September 04, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Two Israeli border policemen have been convicted of manslaughter for kidnapping a Palestinian teenager and throwing him from a moving jeep during a 2002 rampage through the West Bank city of Hebron.

The men face up to 20 years in prison, the Justice Ministry said.

Prosecutors said Shachar Botbeka, Denis Alhazov and two other officers spent their last day of service in Hebron throwing tear gas and stun grenades, and abducting Palestinians off the street.

Two were hurled from the vehicle, including 17-year-old Amran Abu Hamadiya, who died when his head struck the road, court documents said.

The two other policemen in the case have reached separate plea bargains.

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