Israel Brief November 22, 2011: Palestinians charged with killing Israeli father and infant son

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Palestinians charged with killing Israeli father and infant son

Source: JTA, 11-22-11

Two Palestinians were charged with killing an Israeli father and his infant son.

The Palestinian men indicted Tuesday in a military court are accused of throwing rocks through the windshield of the car driven by Asher Palmer, 25, near Kiryat Arba in the West Bank. The car overturned in the Sept. 23 incident, which initially was considered a car accident. A large bloodstained rock was later found in the car.

The trial is scheduled to begin Sunday.

Two other Palestinian men were charged with attempted murder. One of the men drove the alleged killers to the site of the attack.

According to the indictment, the men had planned to kill Jews as revenge for a price tag attack earlier in the month on a West Bank mosque. The mosque was set on fire hours after three homes in the Migron outpost were razed by Israeli police.

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