Photo: Gil Yohanan
Amona evacuation
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Mounted police during Amona evacuation
Photo: Gil Yohanan

Settler trampled by mounted police to be compensated

Ofra resident to receive NIS 23,000 in reparations after being brutally attacked by horseman, trampled by horse, although he was not being violent

Yehuda Ezion, a resident of Ofra, will receive more than NIS 23,000 (about USD 5,274) in reparations after a mounted police officer trampled him during the evacuation of the Amona outpost at the beginning of the year, the Jerusalem Magistrate's court ruled Tuesday morning.


In the claim filed by Ezion, he asserted he did not act violently, neither verbally nor physically, and despite that he was brutally and savagely attacked by an unidentified horseman who chased him when he tried to escape, until he was trampled by the horse and suffered severe physical injuries.


Meanwhile, an agreement was reached in the trial of David Turjeman, a young man who participated in the opposition to the evacuation. The defense will be given all the filmed or recorded material that was acquired by the police, the army and the secret service relating to the events from February 1, 2006.


Turjeman's indictment stated that he acted violently with intent to cause injury. The police claimed he hurled a stone at a horseman. Turjeman claimed he threw the stone on the horse and not the mounted officer out of self defense as the horseman galloped towards him and his friends endangering their lives.


Turjeman's attorney, Eli Foxbromer, requested the material to complete the investigation and the case of the defense.


Sources involved in the investigation told Ynet that the police may prefer to close the case and not transfer the material to the defense.


פרסום ראשון: 09.05.06, 18:55
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