David Edri
Photo: Dudi Vaaknin

Officer who assaulted settler gets community service

David Edri, who trampled protestor with horse during Amona eviction in 2006, sentenced to three months of community service

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court sentenced David Edri, who was convicted of aggravated assault performed during the evacuation of the Amona settlement, to three months of community service on Tuesday.


Edri, an officer of the Mounted Police, had trampled over a protestor with the horse he was riding during police attempts to disperse a protest in February 2006.


Edri galloped towards Yehuda Etzion, one of the protestors, and trampled over him with his horse.


As a result, Etzion suffered multiple contusions, a scalp laceration and internal bleeding in his leg.


The verdict noted that the offense of which Edri was convicted was not grave, but that gravity can be found in the fact that the "defendant's actions were done in the line of duty and against a civilian who did nothing but protest."


As part of a civic procedure three years ago, it was agreed that the police would compensate Etzion with NIS 23,000 (roughly $6,000) and should Edri be convicted the money would be returned to the State.


פרסום ראשון: 05.25.10, 15:12
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