Israeli court to release settler who planned Dawabsha arson attack

PNN/ Nablus/

On Thursday, Israeli court decided to release the main settler who planned the arson attack on  the Dawabsha family in Duma village near Nablus, killing three people, including a baby.

According to the decision of the Israeli court in Lod, Israeli police must release the accused and transfer him to house arrest.

The court’s decision was based on the allegation that the accused had participated in planning the crime of throwing Molotov cocktails at  the Dawabsha family home, but did not participate in the operation itself.

The court decided that the accused settler be subject to house arrest, wear an electronic armband that tells the Israeli police about his location.

The crime of throwing Molotov cocktails at the house of Dawabsha occurred on the 31st July, 2015, and led to the death of baby Ali Dawabsha and his parents, Raham and Saad, while the 5-year-old child, Ahmad, suffered serious burns, but survived the crime.