Israeli Soldier Acquitted Despite Killing Palestinian Civilian
Four years after an Israeli soldier used his sniper rifle to kill a Palestinian civilian from Bethlehem district visiting family in the Ramallah district; an Israeli court acquitted the soldier and claimed that there is not enough evidence to convict the soldier, adding that no charges were filed against the shooter, the Arabs48 News Agency reported.
Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, issued a report stating that it filed an appeal to the Israeli High Court, on August 08, 2011, and was informed that the officer who shot and killed Firas Qasqas, 32, will be sent to court. But the prosecution never revealed what charges will be filed against the soldier.
Tweets by @imemcnewstips
Click here to donate online via Click & Pledge.
You can give a one-time donation, or a monthly deduction from your bank account.
Your HELP is essential to keep the IMEMC
A FREE and INDEPENDENT MEDIA SOURCE
Recent Articles about Ramallah Human rights
Peres To Visit Amman For Economic Forum 01:23 Sun 26 May
Settlers Spray Olive Trees With Toxic Chemicals 00:56 Sun 26 May
Palestinian Envoys Head To Syria 12:05 Sat 25 May
Israel Files A Complaint Against Syria 11:45 Sat 25 May
Detainee Continues Hunger Strike, Demands Release 00:34 Sat 25 May
Palestinian Killed In Tunnel Accident In Rafah 00:06 Sat 25 May
Settlers Puncture Car Tires Near Bethlehem, Write Racist Graffiti 09:35 Fri 24 May
World Bank To Grant P.A. $55 Million 04:49 Fri 24 May
AMNESTY: “Israel, Palestinian Fighters, Committed War Crimes” 13:05 Thu 23 MayFull Story