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Four Israelis Indicted Over Beating of Eritrean Migrant

Lynched Eritrean migrant Habtom Zerom
Four Israelis have been indicted over the beating an Eritrean migrant they mistook for an attacker during an October shooting.

By BBC,

Four Israelis have been charged over the beating of an Eritrean migrant who was mistaken for a gunman during a militant attack last October.

Habtom Zerhom was first shot by a security guard at a bus station in Beersheba and then kicked and beaten by a crowd as he lay in a pool of blood.

A post-mortem examination found he died of bullet wounds – not the beating.

Officials said a prison officer, a soldier and two civilians were charged with aggravated battery. Continue reading Four Israelis Indicted Over Beating of Eritrean Migrant