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Border guards guilty of killing Palestinian

Two Israeli border guard officers were found guilty of kidnapping and killing a Palestinian teenager.

The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday found Shahar Botabicka and Denis Alhazov guilty of kidnapping a 17-year-old in Hebron in 2002 along with two other officers. The officers beat the teen in their vehicle and threw him out as they were driving at high speed as part of a terror campaign on their last day of service in the West Bank city.

Two other officers had been convicted of the crime. Alhazov filmed the abduction.

The prosecutor said he will ask the court to sentence Botabicka to 20 years in prison.

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