On July 31, 2015, the Palestinian Dawabsha family was attacked in their home, by Israeli settlers throwing molotov cocktails, setting fire to the house, killing an 18 month old boy named Ali, and subsequently his parents Sa’ad Mohammad, and his wife Reham, leaving 4 year Ahmad suffering third degree burns.
The family home in Douma village, south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, was ambushed by illegal extremist Israeli settlers, while the family slept, resulting in extreme burns suffered by all members of the Dawabsha family.
According to Israeli ‘Yedioth Ahronoth’ newspaper, the fanatic Israeli Jewish settler whose name and identity were kept confidential, was charged with second-degree murder for the arson-murder, is joining the Israeli army next year.
The Israeli court dropped murder charges against the accused Israeli settler, and decided to involve him in a one-year military training to âadjust his behaviour.â
‘Yedioth Ahronoth’ stated that the Israeli court dropped the original indictment which had charged the accused with conspiring to commit a crime, while the new, amended indictment charges him with being involved in hate crimes against Palestinians.
In July 2018, the court released the main accused, a minor at the time of the crime, to house arrest after being kept in jail for two years. The court had ruled that his confessions were inadmissible because they were allegedly obtained by the Israeli Shin Bet security service under extreme duress.
However, he admitted guilt as part of a plea deal between his lawyers and the state prosecutorâs office in the central district court in Lod. He admitted to planning the torching of a Palestinian home in a racially motivated conspiracy and to marking out the Palestinian village with another settler.
Source: Quds News Network
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam