State to Compensate Murder Victim for Police Negligence
The State of Israel will compensate the family of a young woman who was murdered in 2006 by a Palestinian Authority Arab car thief, because the Israeli Police had been negligent in dealing with the case.
On Tuesday it was announced that the family of Inbal Amram and the State of Israel reached an agreement, following mediation, according to which the State will pay the family a sum of three million shekels.
In 2006, Inbal Amram, 20, was outside her Petach Tikvah home when Muhammad Ja’idi, a PA Arab, tried to steal her car.
Amram struggled with Ja’idi, who stabbed her and then drove her to an abandoned field where he left her to bleed to death.
Ja'idi was eventually caught and eventually convicted of murder, robbery, and kidnapping for the purpose of extortion. He was sentenced to life in prison.
After Inbal’s disappearance, her family contacted the police to report her missing. The family implored the police to search for her but the officers refused to take any action until it was too late.
The family subsequently sued the police for negligence. In August of 2010 the Petah Tikva District Court ruled against the police, noting that the police had been negligent, breached its duty of care, exercised bad judgment and did not take the necessary steps that could have resulted in finding Amram before she died from her wounds.