Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -Israeli occupation authorities to release Jewish settler, who burnt Palestinian family last year, causing death of couple and their child.
Despite his acknowledgement that he is the mastermind of terrorist acts against Palestinians in occupied West Bank, Israeli state prosecutor decided to release extremist Jewish settler Meir Ettinger from detention.
At the beginning of August last year, Ettinger and his companions stormed the village of Duma in the outskirts of the West Bank city of Nablus. They set a Palestinian home ablaze and immediately a one-and-half-a-month infant burnt to death and his brother and parents suffered serious burns.
Nearly a week later, Saad Dawabshe, 31 years old, the father of the infant was announced dead. About five weeks later, the mother of the infant Reham Dawabshe, 27, was announced dead. Ali underwent prolonged medical treatment and he is almost OK now, but with some lifelong defects.
Under international pressure, the Israeli occupation arrested Ettinger on August 15, about 12 days after his crime. However, Ettinger was known of leading a terrorist settler group and there was a clear-cut evidence he murdered the family, the Israeli authorities did not charge him.
He was put under administrative detention, a prison term made for keeping Palestinians illegally inside prisons from unlimited periods. After six months, the Israeli defence minister renewed the administrative detention, which ends very soon.
Ettinger is a grandson of the late notorious extremist Jewish rabbi Meir Kahana, who carried out numerous crimes against Palestinians.
Israeli officials as well as Israeli public believe that anyone murders Palestinians is a hero. On March, an Israeli soldier executed an immobile Palestinian youths while bleeding in Al-Khalil.
The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the killer a hero and said that “executing a wounded Palestinian is an ethical act.”
At the same time, the Israelis took to the streets calling the murderer a hero and demanded he must not be imprisoned and that what happened.