Border policewoman Shani Sevilia will serve three months in prison for abusing a young Palestinian prisoner after her appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court, Channel 2 reported on Wednesday.

Sevilia’s case gained national attention in 2011, after she and another officer were accused of abusing a 17-year-old Palestinian during a routine inspection at a checkpoint in Jerusalem the previous year.

According to media reports, after fireworks were discovered on the youth, he was handcuffed and blindfolded. Sevilia then kicked him repeatedly and staged a mock execution with her personal handgun, saying “death to Arabs” and “all the Arabs are whores.”

Even after she was accused, Sevilia attracted media attention with allegedly inflammatory and racist remarks on her Facebook page.

In a statement released to Channel 2, Sevilia said that people “make mistakes in life but move on, time goes on… I regret what I did.”

 

Shani Sevilia (photo credit: Channel 2 News)

Shani Sevilia (photo credit: Channel 2 News)