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Israeli Court Acquits Prison Worker in Death of Eritrean Immigrant

An Israeli court has acquitted Hananiya Shabbat, an employee of the prison service, of charges that he was part of a mob that killed an Eritrean immigrant at a bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba last October. Eritrean immigrant Habtom Zerhom was killed following a terror attack in which a gunman shot and killed 19-year-old Israeli Defense Forces soldier Omri Levi, and wounded several other people. In the ensuing chaos, Zerhom was wrongly identified as the attacker, then...

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