Court downgrades charge in purported terrorist attack to negligent homicide

Ten days after Ali Nimir was arrested and charged with manslaughter for an alleged vehicular terrorist attack against Border Police officers at a Jerusalem checkpoint, which resulted in the shooting death of his Israeli passenger cousin, an indictment on Thursday downgraded the charge to negligent homicide.

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court decision follows dual probes by the Justice Ministry and police into the September 5 shooting in the Shuafat refugee camp in northeastern Jerusalem, after video evidence cast doubt on the need for deadly force.


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