Photo: Doron Golan
Photo: Doron Golan

Settler accused of injuring Palestinian with stone

According to indictment, 19-year-old Daniel Avraham of Yitzhar hurled stone at Palestinian vehicle, wounding pregnant woman and two of her daughters

A young man suspected of injuring Palestinian mother and her two daughters stands trial. The State Prosecutor's Office on Monday filed an indictment against 19-year-old Daniel Avraham of the settlement of Yitzhar, accusing him of injuring a pregnant mother and her seven and two-year-old daughters.


According to the indictment, a Palestinian family – Mali Hazen, his wife Palestine, who was seven months pregnant at the time, and their three daughters – drove by Yitzhar on August 1.


Avraham, along with two other youngsters, arrived at the Yitzhar Junction at 4 pm and hurled a large stone at the vehicle, before fleeing the scene.


The indictment went on to say that the stone hit the mother in her head, and she was hospitalized at an intensive care unit and underwent surgery.


The seven-year-old girl was injured in the skull, her eye socket was fractured and she sustained wounds in her limbs. She was also hospitalized. The two-year-old child was lightly hurt in the incident.


The indictment filed by Attorney Gal Rosenzweig of the State Prosecutor's Office, charged Avraham with the offense of endangering human life on a traffic route. He was also accused of keeping an M-16 rifle and bullets at his home.


The court was asked to extend Avraham's remand until the legal proceedings are completed, with the prosecution stating that there was sufficient evidence to prove his guilt.


The evidence includes a testimony by the driver and his wife, another person who was with Avraham, a taxi driver who witnessed Avaraham stopping his car and hurling the stone, and additional testimonies.


The prosecution told the court that the alleged offenses bear the reasonable suspicion that Avraham would endanger public safety should he be released.


"Throwing a stone at vehicle passengers and hurting them is a phenomenon which conceals great danger to human life and to public security, and the person ready to commit such an offense vouches that he may continue to endanger the public," stated the request submitted to the court.


פרסום ראשון: 08.25.08, 11:31
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