Israeli border police keep watch as Palestinian demonstrators burn tires during a protest against the nearby demonstration by Israeli right-wing activists calling on Israel to release the suspected Jewish extremists of the July 2015 firebombing on the home of a Palestinian family which killed a toddler and both his parents.
Jerusalem – Israeli prosecutors on Monday charged seven young Jews in connection with a wave of so-called “price tag” attacks targeting Palestinians and Arab Israelis and their property, the justice ministry said.
The seven, including a soldier and two minors, allegedly carried out a series of attacks between 2009 and 2013 and in the second half of 2015.
They included torching an inhabited Palestinian home and beating a Palestinian man with sticks, a ministry statement said.
Four of the suspects live in the ultra-Orthodox settlement of Nahliel northwest of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, another is from the Maaleh Efraim settlement and the other two are from Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh.
“The actions targeted innocent people and their property, solely because of their religious or national identity,” the ministry statement read.