WEST BANK (Dispatches) – A Zionist trooper was charged on Thursday with reckless manslaughter in the deadly shooting of an autistic Palestinian man in al-Quds’s Old City last year.
The indictment came just over a year after the shooting of Eyad Hallaq. Hallaq’s family had previously criticized the regime authorities’ investigation into his killing, and called for much tougher charges. The officer, who remains unidentified in the indictment submitted to the court on Thursday, was charged with reckless manslaughter.
Hallaq, 32, was fatally shot just inside the Old City’s Lion’s Gate on May 30, 2020, as he was on his way to the special-needs institution that he attended.