Two Border Policeman Charged With Beating Arab Youth

Suspects detained 10 days ago for allegedly assaulting youth passing by them in Jerusalem's Old City.

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Monday charged two Border Police officers with grievously attacking an Arab youth passing by them near the Old City of Jerusalem.

The officers, Ma'or Melianker and Yosef Dahan, were detained 10 days ago and have been under house arrest since.

Melianker has also been charged in two other incidents of assault, causing grievous bodily harm, obstructing legal proceedings, providing false testimony.

Discussion of Israeli forces suspected of attacking Arabs has centered around the Border Police of late, following the release of a damning video clip on YouTube in which officers filmed themselves verbally and physically abusing Palestinians.

Deputy State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan last month rejected an appeal against the decision not to investigate Border Police officers who documented themselves abusing Palestinians.