RAMALLAH, September 26 (JMCC) - An Israeli judge has ordered the government to pay approximately $400,000 in compensation to the family of Abir Aramin, who was killed in 2007 by a rubber bullet fired to the head, reports the Jerusalem Post
The family has unsuccessfully sought prosecution of the Israeli border guard who fired at the ten-year-old girl in Anata.
In a ruling in the Jerusalem District Court in August 2010, it was decided that there was no dispute that Abir's death had been due to 'state negligence'.
However, since that ruling the parties had not been able to agree on the amount of compensation due to Abir's family.
Judge Orit Efaal-Gabay ruled on Sunday that Abir's family should be compensated for the child's burial expenses, plus money for lost years, and damages caused by the family's pain and suffering after the loss of their daughter.
The state was also ordered to pay the Aramins' court fees.