Dec 19 2017
Israeli military prosecution filed indictment on Monday against Mohammed Wadi, Palestinian from Nablus, accusing him of attempting to murder extremist Jewish settler.
Meanwhile, the Israeli police is to accept a settler’s claim that he killed a Palestinian farmer in the same incident in an act of self-defence.
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 of 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, the Israeli occupation forces abducted 19 Palestinians over claims of taking part in the meant incident. The Israeli occupation plans to abduct 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 Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman praised the settler, who opened fire at the Palestinian and killed him.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that the Israeli police is likely to accept the claim of the settler that he opened fire at the Palestinian in a self-defence act.
Haaretz also reported that the settlers claimed he opened fire in the air and once he claimed he did not see any Palestinian causalities caused by his fire.
Arab48.com said that these claims contradict the police claim that he opened fire in an act of self-defence.
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