Son of Israeli diplomat accused of multiple crimes tried to claim immunity

MIAMI, FL – Last Saturday, Avraham Gil, the 19-year-old son of an Israeli consular officer, was arrested and his mugshot taken, showing him in tears. His defense claimed diplomatic immunity in bond court, a claim that the state deferred to.

Gil was allegedly involved in an incident where he struck a Sunny Isles Beach police officer with his motorcycle while weaving through traffic. The officer, who was conducting a traffic stop at the time, was left injured. The police report stated that Gil ignored the officer’s commands to stop and intentionally ran him over.

Gil reportedly told the police that he was driving between vehicles to bypass traffic as he dislikes waiting. His attorney argued that Gil had no intention of hitting the officer.

This isn’t Gil’s first encounter with law enforcement. Police records indicate that he was stopped for speeding in Miami Shores on New Year’s Eve and again two weeks later on Biscayne Blvd. During the New Year’s Eve stop, Gil confirmed to the officer that one of his parents is a diplomat for Israel.

Gil’s attorney, David Seltzer, stated that the Sunny Isles Police Department failed to follow protocols to verify Gil’s immunity status. However, the US State Department clarified that as the dependent of an Israeli consular officer, Gil does not have civil or criminal immunity.

The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office confirmed that they are proceeding with their investigation as usual, and that Gil remains charged and the case is still open.