RAMALLAH, August 17 (JMCC) - An Israeli court has ruled that the Israeli army bears the responsibility for the death of a Palestinian girl three years ago in Jerusalem
. The case garnered international attention, as the 10-year-old's father is an activist for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Aramin died from a rubber bullet shot by a border guard during a clash with rock-throwing youths. Read
The court ruled in the civil suit that the shot was not aimed at the rock-throwers and was unjustified, and ordered the government to pay the family compensation.
Aramin was killed when she was hit by a rubber bullet while walking home from school after buying sweets in the West Bank with her sister and two friends.
In Monday's civil ruling, Judge Orit Efal-Gabai dismissed the possibility that Aramin had been struck by an errant stone, determining gunfire as the cause of death.
There is no debate over the conclusion that Abir was injured by a rubber bullet shot by border guards, which in turn leads to the conclusion that the shooting of Abir occurred out of negligence, or in violation of the rules of engagement, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz quoted the judge as saying.
the story at al-Jazeera...