שב"ח פועל פלסטיני נהרג כשקפץ לפיר מעלית במרדף משטרתי בתל אביב
The construction site in Tel Aviv where the Palestinian man fell to his death
The construction site in Tel Aviv where the Palestinian man fell to his death

Palestinian falls to his death during police chase in Tel Aviv

Illegal construction worker in his 20s from Ramallah flees Border Police to another construction site where he tried to hide in an elevator shaft, plunging several stories below

Itay Blumenthal |
Published: 03.24.21 , 18:38
A 20-year-old illegal Palestinian laborer died Wednesday in Tel Aviv while trying to escape Israeli cops.
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  • When officers arrived at the construction site where the suspect was working, he tried to escape but fell dozens of meters down an elevator shaft to his death.
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    שב"ח פועל פלסטיני נהרג כשקפץ לפיר מעלית במרדף משטרתי בתל אביב
    שב"ח פועל פלסטיני נהרג כשקפץ לפיר מעלית במרדף משטרתי בתל אביב
    The construction site in Tel Aviv where the Palestinian man fell to his death
    Border Police officers arrived at the south Tel Aviv site on a routine search for illegal workers. When they pulled a suspected group to the side for questioning, the man bolted.
    A chase ensued across several blocks, ending with the Palestinian jumping into another construction site located on Herzl Street. It seemed the man jumped down an elevator shaft in an attempt to hide from the cops, not knowing the height of the fall.
    Officers found him wounded at the bottom of the hole and attempted to give him medical attention while paramedics were on the way. Despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead shortly after.
    Police have opened an investigation into the incident.
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    שב"ח פועל פלסטיני נהרג כשקפץ לפיר מעלית במרדף משטרתי בתל אביב
    שב"ח פועל פלסטיני נהרג כשקפץ לפיר מעלית במרדף משטרתי בתל אביב
    ZAKA paramedics at the construction site in south Tel Aviv where the Palestinian man fell to his death
    Kav LaOved (Worker's Hotline), an Israeli NGO which aims to protect the rights of the most disadvantaged workers in Israel, said in a statement: "We are sorry for the unnecessary and cruel death of the Palestinian construction worker. The worker, who did not hold a permit, fled and the Border Police started chasing him. During the chase, the worker fell into a shaft tens of meters deep at a different construction site and died.
    "As is well known, construction sites are high-risk and accident-prone places. Police officers were not allowed to pursue the worker under these circumstances, and without him posing any danger. If only the State of Israel would redirect its enforcement efforts to safeguarding workers' rights instead of unnecessary and dangerous pursuits of the most disadvantaged of workers."
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