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What Israel's State Prosecutor Ignored at Umm al-Hiran

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12.06.2018

The report that State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan ignored a Shin Bet security service official’s conclusions about last year’s incident in Umm al-Hiran casts a heavy shadow over his decision to close the case against the policemen involved, without clearing the late Yakub Abu al-Kiyan’s name (Gidi Weitz, Monday).

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The Shin Bet coordinator who conducted the investigation at the scene of the incident concluded that policeman Erez Levy died due to operational errors by the police rather than a car-ramming attack.

So why did Nitzan ignore this conclusion, even though the coordinator testified about it to the Justice Ministry department responsible for probing police misconduct and submitted a written report, which effectively rejected the possibility that this was a terror attack?

It’s no surprise that........

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