Settler Likely to be Acquitted of Murdering Palestinian Farmer

19 Dec
10:50 PM

Israeli military prosecution filed an indictment on Monday, against Mohammed Wadi, Palestinian from Nablus, accusing him of attempting to murder an extremist Jewish settler.

Meanwhile, Israeli police are reportedly accepting a settler’s claim that he killed a Palestinian farmer, in the same incident, in an act of self-defense.

The Israeli military prosecution, which requested extension of Wadi’s remand detention, claimed, in the indictment against Wadi, that he entered a cave where settlers were hiding and threw stones at them from a close distance.

In addition, a spokesperson for the Israeli army claimed that Wadi threw one of the stones at the head of a settler and injured him.

At the end of November, Israeli occupation forces abducted 19 Palestinians over claims of taking part in the incident. The occupation reportedly plans to detain more Palestinians in relation to the incident.

The incident took place when a group of Israeli settlers raided Palestinian farms in the village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus and one of them shot dead the Palestinian farmer Mahmoud Ahmed Odeh, 48.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman praised the settler, who opened fire at the Palestinian and killed him.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, according to Days of Palestine, that Israeli police are likely to accept the settler’s claim that he opened fire at the Palestinian in self-defense.

Haaretz also reported that the settler claims he opened fire in the air once, and that he did not see any Palestinian causalities caused by his fire.

Arab48.com said that these claims contradict the police report that he opened fire in an act of self-defense.

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