Israeli Occupation Court in occupied Jerusalem cleared Thursday, July 6, 2023, the Israeli policeman, who killed the Palestinian autistic Iyad al-Hallaq, of all charges.
The family of the Palestinian slain al-Hallaq, who had special needs, protested against the decision issued by the Israeli Judge Hannah Lomb, after long procrastination by the Israeli judicial authorities that have been looking into this crime for nearly three years.
The Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, who had celebrated the murderous policeman as a “hero”, welcomed the Israeli court’s decision, saying that “our heroic fighters who come out to defend us, will receive full embrace and support from me, as well as the government of Israel.”.
The indictment stated that Al-Hallaq, who is on the autism spectrum, was on his way to his school in the Old City of Jerusalem, and wore a black mask and gloves, as Israeli forces near suspected him of being a “terrorist”, allegedly stopped several times and looked behind him, and they began chasing al-Hallaq.
In a related context, the Israeli occupation acquitted itself of the crime committed against the 7-year-old Palestinian child, Rayan Suleiman, after its soldiers chased him following the end of his school hours, which led to a sudden cardiac arrest.
Israeli occupation forces killed 22 Palestinians, including five kids, in June 2023, according to data collected by Days of Palestine DOP.