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Two Life Terms Plus 58 Years for Arab Who Killed Two with a Rock

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A Palestinian Authority rock-throwing terrorist was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences and another 58-year sentence for the murders of an Israeli man and his infant son ear Kiryat Arba two years ago.

Waal al-Araja, whose wages as a PA security officer are partly paid for by American and European Union aid, was sentenced Tuesday by the Ofer Military Court for the killing of dual Israeli-American citizen Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan in September 2011.

Palmer’s car overturned after a rock crashed through the windshield. Police originally tried to sweep the attack under a diplomatic rug and determined that the crash on Route 60 near Kiryat Arba an accident, but the publication of photographic evidence of a bloodstained rock on the car forced police to investigate a second time, when they agreed that the Palmers were victims of a terrorist attack.

Al-Araja admitted during the trial that he threw the rocks, but said he did not intend to kill anyone. The judges said in their verdict earlier this month that Al-Araja understood the harm that throwing rocks could cause and that he intended to harm his victims.

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5 Responses to “Two Life Terms Plus 58 Years for Arab Who Killed Two with a Rock”

  1. if we returned live fire to these killers this situation wouldn’t happen.if there is ever another prisoner exchange this killer could go free.

  2. Samuel Ramos says:

    I agree! In some rock throwing incidents, the use of Lethal Force is definitely justified!

  3. Good. Justice is done.

  4. Les Le Gear says:

    The should have been put down like a rabid dog. Meanwhile if the savages kidnap an Israeli soldier again, the could be freed in anouther 1000 to one exchange. Kill him!

  5. Les Le Gear says:

    The should have been put down like a rabid dog. Meanwhile if the savages kidnap an Israeli soldier again, the could be freed in anouther 1000 to one exchange. Kill him!

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