The Jewish extremist, Meir Ettinger (23), arrested for the arson attack that killed three members of the Dawabsha family in the occupied West Bank last summer, is to be released from Israeli custody.
The infant’s parents, Riham and Saad, later died from severe burns, leaving 4-year-old Ahmad Dawabsha with severe burn wounds, and the only surviving member of the family.
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Ettinger was allegedly detained “because of his activities in a Jewish extremist organization,” and was reportedly also the brains behind a June 18 arson attack on a shrine in northern Israel.
Ettinger’s impending release is viewed by many as emblematic of a “culture of impunity” for Israeli settlers and soldiers committing violent acts against Palestinians saying it is a violation of human rights and contravenes international law.
Attacks by settlers are often carried out under the armed protection of Israeli forces who rarely make efforts to protect Palestinians from such attacks.