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Israeli police officers clash with protesters at the expulsion of Amona residents in 2006.

A Jerusalem court handed down a sentence of six months of community service, without a jail sentence, to a policeman convicted of a brutal beating of a protester during the expulsion of residents of Amona in 2006.

Even the judge, Moti Polik, criticized the prosecution for not demanding a harsher sentence for the policemen Moti Mahagar.


IT took nine years before Israel’s screwy judicial system finally handed down the sentence, a year after the conviction and nine years after the crime.

Mahagar would not have been indicted if it weren’t for a video that showed him relentlessly using a club to beat victims entrenched in buildings during the expulsion in Samaria.

Oh yes, Mahagar also was scalped with a fine, a grand total of $7819.53 (30,000 shekels), according to today’s official exchange rate.


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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


  1. Having been at Amona and subsequently spending 5 days in hospital from injuries, this latest is a travesty of our justice system. no wonder the young people/adults who were there or have grown up with this and the Gush Katif expulsion (of which I was also present) have led to diminished trust in the government, the IDF and the police, especially the latter who were brutal beyond anything and a lot of quasi Jews amongst them. the price for these two event is yet to be payed by us in general.

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