In rare move, state to indict former IDF soldiers in killing of Palestinian minor

Almost three years after IDF soldiers shot and killed unarmed Palestinian minor, Samir Awad, 16, in January 2013, the state informed the High Court of Justice of its final decision to indict the shooter and at least one additional suspect for negligence in the killing.

The decision marks a rare decision by the state, which was supported in its decision by the IDF, to indict soldiers in relation to a killing.

The B’Tselem human rights group which led the charge pressing the state to revisit the case having allowed the case to sit for a long period, announced the state’s decision on Friday, though the state formally informed the court late Wednesday.


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