Israel charges seven suspects over alleged violence against Palestinians

An Israeli court charged seven Israelis over allegedly attacking Palestinians. (Illustrative.) Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( An Israeli court on Monday charged seven Israelis with committing crimes against Palestinians, including the torching of cars and homes.

The charges—which include weapons possession, assault, and arson—relate to several of the so-called “price tag” attacks carried out by Jewish extremists. 

The new charges come a week after an Israeli military court charged Sgt. Elor Azaria, the 20-year-old Israel Defense Forces soldier who shot a neutralized Palestinian terrorist in Hebron last month, with manslaughter.

Meanwhile, a public opinion poll released Monday by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center showed that a majority of Palestinian respondents (56.2 percent) support the continuation of stabbing attacks against Israeli Jews.

On Sunday, Israel released 12-year-old Dima Al-Wawi, the youngest female prisoner held in the Jewish state, after she had been arrested for planning a stabbing attack against Jewish Israelis in Hebron. Al-Wawi was sentenced for four and a half months in prison, but she was released after two and half months, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Posted on April 25, 2016 .