The primary suspect in the horrific July arson-murders of an 18-month-old West Bank Palestinian baby and his sleeping parents will be charged with murder within five days, prosecutors told an Israeli court today.
At Least One Jewish Terror Suspect To Be Indicted For Murder, State Says
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The primary suspect in the horrific July arson-murders of an 18-month-old West Bank Palestinian baby and his sleeping parents will be charged with murder by next week, prosecutors told an Israeli court today, Ha’aretz reported.
Prosecutors wrote they intend to file an indictment against the teen, who is believed to be a minor, within five days.
A second suspect, believed to be a minor, is believed to have helped plan and carry out the firebomb attack. It is believed he will be charged with murder, as well, although no declaration of intent to do so has yet been filed in court.
A witness to the firebombing of the Dawabsheh family home said he saw four people fleeing the scene in the direction of the nearby Jewish settlement of Maale Efraim.
One of the six suspects detained in the case, who is not a minor, was released to house arrest earlier this week after police and the Shin Bet failed to make a case against him. However, he is expected to indicted in the coming days for other violent assaults against Palestinians.
Israel’s Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Matters, Raz Nizri, met with some of the detained Jewish terror suspects, including the two minors who are expected to be indicted, earlier this week. Nizri said today he found them well physically and mentally. He claimed he and his staff met with each detainee privately in his own cell without jail guards or Shin Bet agents present.
"At the beginning of every conversation, we presented ourselves as people from the Justice Ministry seeking to assess the conditions under which they were detained and imprisoned, and we asked the detainee if he had complaints or claims of any kind or matters that needed to be addressed. It should be noted that at the beginning of every conversation with a detainee, we made it clear that we had no intention of discussing the subjects of the investigation themselves, evidentiary material or their involvement in the events under investigation, but only the conditions of their detention and various complaints," Nizri said. "Our impression is that the physical and mental condition of the detainees is sound and that there is a substantial discrepancy between the complaints that we heard directly from them and some of what was claimed publicly on their behalf."
Adi Keidar, a hard right-wing attorney who represents some of the suspects, lashed out at Nizri.
"The deputy attorney general's letter was leaked even before it reached our desk. In his comments, Mr. Nizri continues to inappropriately use messages that he was directed to state to cover for the violence committed with his approval. The goal of the official visitors was directed to other needs, and Mr. Nizri's appearance in an uncoordinated [visit] to the suspects was carried out in a further [effort] to legitimize the use of violence, which is improper pursuant to every law and treaty,” Keidar, a Kahanist, said.