Israeli court acquits settlers who killed a Palestinian farmer


Published: 2018-03-28 15:28

Last Updated: 2018-03-28 17:37

The funeral of Palestinian farmer, Mahmoud Owdeh (Al Manar)
The funeral of Palestinian farmer, Mahmoud Owdeh (Al Manar)
Roya News Source

An Israeli court acquitted the settlers who had killed a Palestinian farmer while he was working on his land earlier in December, Middle East Monitor reported citing Quds Press.

Mahmoud Owdeh was shot the chest when he tried to prevent settlers from entering his land. In the attack another Palestinian was also injured by the settlers’ fire.

The family of the deceased, who was shot in the village of Qasra, near Nablus in the West Bank, denounced the court’s decision.

Owdeh’s son said that the self-defense plea the settlers used was baseless as there was no evidence for such a claim and voiced his plan to file an appeal against the unjust ruling.

This is one example of the organized state violence Palestinians face on a daily basis in several parts of the West Bank.

On the other hand, according to a law passed in 2015, Palestinians can face up to 20 years in prison for rock-pelting.

In the past few years, hundreds of Palestinians have been detained for throwing rocks at settlers in the West Bank.