Border Guard police officers involved in incident
Photo: Sebastian Scheiner

Policeman convicted of killing Arab escapes

Border Guard police officer convicted of killing Palestinian teenager in Hebron flees before going to prison

Where in the world is Yanai Lalza? The police are attempting to locate Yanai Lalza, a Border Guard police officer who killed a Palestinian boy in Hebron. Lalza for supposed to begin serving his prison term last week but failed to report at the jail.


Despite the police's request, Lalza was not held in detention and was supposed to report to prison at the set date.


Lalza was sentenced to six and a half years in prison after being convicted of killing a 17-year-old Palestinian in December 2002. Lalza was convicted of manslaughter by the Jerusalem district court.


The incident in question, which involved Lalza as well as three other Border Guard officers, was videotaped. According to the indictment, the four police officers kidnapped the Palestinian teen and later threw him out of a speeding jeep.


The Palestinian teenager's head slammed against the ground and he was killed.


The judge in the case decided to impose a relatively lenient sentence on Lalza, citing his "difficult family circumstances."


Later, the unit of the soldiers involved in the incident was dismantled.


פרסום ראשון: 07.01.08, 21:41
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