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One of the homes damaged in the alleged attack
Photo: Yesh Din
One of the homes damaged in the alleged attack

Settler youth indicted for hate crimes against Palestinians

According to charges, defendant and seven others arrived at the Palestinian village of Sarta in the northern West Bank, threw stun grenades into two homes, hurled stones at four others and vandalized three vehicles

Gilad Morag, Elisha Ben Kimon |
Published: 02.23.21 , 20:25

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  • The charges were filed at the Central District Youth Court in Ramle, given that the suspect was minor at the time of the incident on Jan. 4, 2021.
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    One of the homes damaged in the alleged attack
    (Photo: Yesh Din)
    According to the indictment, the defendant and seven others arrived in the early morning hours at the Palestinian village of Sarta in the northern West Bank, all wearing face masks and armed with stun grenades, large stones, and a sharp instrument.
    The group threw the stun grenades into two homes as Palestinian families slept inside, hurled stones at four others and vandalized three vehicles - breaking their windshields and puncturing their tires.
    (Video: Yesh Din)
    As a result of the attack, a 61-year-old Palestinian man sustained a head wound from broken glass and head to be evacuated for medical treatment. His 17-year-old daughter also suffered a serious anxiety attack, dizziness and confusion from the incident.
    A pregnant Palestinian woman in one of the homes attacked was also treated for shock and felt unwell for a number of days afterward.
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    A stun grenade thrown into a Palestinian home in Sarta
    A stun grenade thrown into a Palestinian home in Sarta
    A stun grenade thrown into a Palestinian home in Sarta
    (Photo: Israel Police)
    The defendant is indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit a racially motivated crime, aggravated battery, carrying a weapon, attempted destruction of property using explosives, deliberate damage to a vehicle as and other crimes.
    Prosecutors said that the suspect who committed the alleged crimes will he was placed under house arrest.

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