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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Three 'Palestinian police officers' indicted for murder at Joseph's tomb

Just days after they were released from a 'Palestinian prison' for 'shooting in the air,' three 'Palestinian police officers' have been indicted for murdering Ben Yosef Livnat HY"D (May God Avenge his blood) and wounding five others at Joseph's tomb in 2011.
Ben Yosef Livnat was killed and five Israelis were shot and wounded at Joseph’s Tomb at Nablus two years ago.
Security forces at the time named the three West Bank residents in custody as Nuaf Auda, 24, Wael Dauod, 24 – both armed PA patrol officers at the time of the incident – and Tarki Zuara’a, 23, who was an unarmed driver.On May 22, the IDF and Shin Bet arrested three men after they were released from the PA’s custody. They had been incarcerated for two years after being convicted only of firing in the air during the shootings.
The Shin Bet said two additional Palestinians – a patrol unit commander and an additional patrol officer – were involved in the shooting. The commander is still in a PA jail for his role in the shooting, while the officer has gone into hiding in a PA security building.
“During questioning, the suspects confessed to firing on Israeli vehicles despite the fact that their lives were not at risk,” the Shin Bet said.
The investigation found that one of the bullets fired by the patrol officers killed Livnat. Livnat was a father of four from Elon Moreh and a nephew of Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat.
Before their questioning by the PA, the suspects coordinated their accounts of the incident to give the impression that they were under attack, the Shin Bet said.
After the shooting, the suspects placed rocks on the road leading to the tomb, to back up their testimony that they had come under a rock attack and that they fired in self-defense, it added.
The cover-up continued inside a PA prison, where the suspects were held after the shooting, the Shin Bet said.
The prison’s chief injured one of the suspect’s leg, with the suspect’s consent, to provide further “evidence” that the Palestinian officers had been wounded by the Israelis.
“The investigation is still ongoing. After its completion, the investigation’s findings will be sent to Judea and Samaria District prosecutors for an indictment against the suspects,” the Shin Bet said.
According to the report, it is still unclear when a final hearing will be held to remand the suspects until the end of the proceedings. The sooner the better. If these guys are released, we will never see them again.

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At 6:17 PM, Blogger Moriah said...

"..the suspects placed rocks on the road leading to the tomb, to back up their testimony that they had come under a rock attack and that they fired in self-defense"

Even the enemy knows a person is required to defend his life with live arms fire from a rock attack. Why doesn't the State of Israel?


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