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  12/29/2011, Tevet 3, 5772

Border Guards Get Public Service for Attacks on Bedouin


The Be'er Sheva' District Court sentenced three Border Police officers from the southern part of the country to public service work and probation for aggravated assault on six Bedouin who lived in Eilat. Two other Border Guards were tried separately.

The members of the trio were convicted of going, at least twice, to the facility where the Bedouin lived and striking them with their hands, boots and a flashlight. After a complaint was filed with the Police Investigative Unit, they coordinated their stories. The sentences took into account the particular Border Guards' difficult lives.