An Israeli policeman is to be indicted for “manslaughter” over the killing of a young man of Ethiopian origin in June, an incident that sparked widespread protests, police said Tuesday.
Solomon Teka, 19, was killed by an unnamed off-duty policeman in Kiryat Haim, near the northern port city of Haifa on June 30.
Teka’s death sparked three days of nationwide protests that were often violent over longstanding grievances of Israeli-Ethiopians, who say they are discriminated against and targeted by police.
The policeman, who was placed under house arrest in the weeks following the killing, is accused of manslaughter, according to the findings of a police investigation.
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