Four Israeli border policemen were charged Thursday with murdering a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron last December.

 

18-year-old Imran was the eldest
child in his family

The Jerusalem district court indicted the four men of murdering 18-year-old Amran Abu Hamdieh by throwing him out of their jeep while driving at 80 kilometres an hour.

 

On 30 December 2002 border policemen stopped alongside Abu Hamdieh, who was standing with his friends outside his home in Hebron.

 

Policemen put the 18-year-old high school student in their jeep before speeding away to Jabal Jawhar, a neighbourhood in the city 

 

Some of Abu Hamdieh’s friends later went to Hebron’s industrial area, notorious as a place where Israeli border policemen beat up Palestinians.

 

They found Abu Hamdieh’s body lying in the industrial zone. An autopsy revealed that the teenager had been severely beaten before he died.

 

It was unclear whether he had died of the beating or when he was tossed from the car.

 

Abu Hamdieh’s killing coincided with the 40th day commemoration of his own father’s death.