Mounted policeman David Edri was sentenced to three months of community service on Tuesday by Jerusalem District Court Justice Rivka Friedman-Feldman for his unacceptable and life-threatening actions during the eviction of Jews in Amona.
One of the Edri’s victims was veteran Shomron resident Yehuda Etzion, who was quoted by Arutz-7 Hebrew news as saying “he got off easy. All that remains is to thank HaKadosh Baruch Hu that I escaped with my life”.
Describing Edri, Etzion stated “…he is a small peg in the Olmert administration, which knew how to build the Holyland as well as it did to destroy the homes of Jewish settlers, those true to settling Eretz Yisrael. The current administration is no better. Instead of sending horses, the prime minister sends [Civil Administration] inspectors but the results are more or less the same”.
In January, Edri requested the court’s mercy, not to formally convict him as to avoid harming his police career. The state however explained that any policeman who sees nothing wrong with running people over with a 600kg horse has no business on the force.
Edri apologized to the court at that time, but did not even bother to turn around and apologize to one of the victims, Etzion, who was seated in the courtroom, as was reported by YWN-ISRAEL.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)