An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian child and his parents to three life imprisonment to a Jewish resident in an arson attack on their home in the occupied West Bank.
After being convicted in May for the murders in 2015, 25-year-old Amirram Ben-Ulyal was sentenced by a Lod court. He was convicted in two counts of murder and arson with conspiracy to commit a hate crime.
The arson attack killed 18-month-old Ali Dabsaheh. His mother, Riham, and father, Saad, later died of his wounds. Ali’s four-year-old brother Ahmed survived burns on his body.
The court said that Ben-Ullil’s “action was meticulously planned, and the radical ideology he held and stemmed from racism”. It said that the punishment was “close to the maximum penalty prescribed by law”.
The 2015 arson attack came amid a wave of vigilante attacks on West Bank Palestinians by suspected Jewish colonists.
Ben-uliel A month ago sought to avenge the killing of an Israeli.
They chose the Dabasaheb family home and another residence in Duma village near Nablus, on the assumption that they were inhabited and, before setting them on fire, sprayed “revenge” and “Long Live King Messiah” on their walls.
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The 25-year-old was acquitted of charges related to a “terrorist” organization.
He first threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of a house whose residents were not at home.
Ben-uliel Then proceeded Dawabsheh The house and a second petrol bomb were hurled from the bedroom window where the couple and their two children were sleeping before fleeing.
The killings shed a light on the Jewish attacks on Palestinians, alleging that Israel has not done enough to stop such violence.
Critics said fewer attacks on mosques or churches had been around for a long time, and Palestinians complained of double-standards, as Israeli police investigations were dragged on.
Ben-Ulyl became known as a movement known as “Hilltop Youth”, a leaderless group of young Jewish settlers who unofficially set up outposts, usually groups of trailers, the West Bank On the hills of – Palestinians hope for their kingdom.
A second underground defendant in the case settled a plea deal last year that reduced the murder charge against him to conspiracy charges. The young man admitted to stopping the Duma in front of the attack with Ben-Uliel, but was told that he did not participate.
Ben-Uliyal said Israeli investigators forced him to make false statements for the attack.
Orion Ben-Ulliel, the convicted man’s wife, told reporters outside the courtroom that after the sentencing “the judges did not seek justice or truth. They decided to subdue my husband at any cost”, and the family was in the country. Will appeal to the Supreme Court. .