He has not been named due to gag order, the Israeli Jewish murderer of the female Palestinian teacher Aisha al-Rabi could be released from prison, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Tuesday.
The murderer, who was “racially-motivated to murder the Palestinian teacher,” has been charged with manslaughter after being arrested last December.
He is suspected of committing “the racially-motivated murder” of Al-Rabi on 12 October, when, according to the indictment, a number of settlers gathered on a hill near Route 60 in the central occupied West Bank.
The murderer “held a rock weighing close to two kilograms, with the intention of using it to harm Arab passengers, out of an ideological motive of racism and hostility toward Arabs everywhere”, the indictment states.
Four other Zionist settlers were arrested in early January, and subsequently released. In order to restrict the incident to only the Israeli narrative, their names were also remained undisclosed due to gag order.
Judge Hagai Tarsi stated that the murderer could be placed under house arrest in his grandparent’s house. “Should their house meet the necessary requirements, the suspect is expected to be released to full house arrest within a week,” the report added.
“The judge said the suspect would be under the supervision of his parents, grandparents or other designated family members 24 hours a day, and that he would be forbidden from contacting others. In addition, the judge would set the suspect’s bail at 100,000 shekels ($27,000).”
Although the murderer’s DNA evidence was found on the rock that killed Al-Rabi, the suspect has denied the allegations, telling interrogators: “I was walking around a lot in that area and might have spat and hit a rock.”
If the murderer was a Palestinian and the murderer was an Israeli, he would have been sentenced to spend all of his life in solitary confinement.