A Jewish settler has been convicted by an Israeli court after being found guilty of a racially motivated arson attack that killed a Palestinian couple and their baby in the occupied West Bank in 2015.
Amiram Ben-Uliel is alleged to have chosen the Dawabsheh family home and another dwelling in Duma village on the assumption they were inhabited and firebombed them. He is reported to have also spray-painted “Revenge” and “Long Live King Messiah” on their walls.
The prosecutors said Ben-Uliel surveilled the village with the unnamed minor, and both agreed to carry out an attack in Duma and another in Majdal.
18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh was killed in the inferno. His parents, Riham and Saad, later died while undergoing treatment. Ali’s four-year-old brother Ahmad survived the attack with burns on his body.
Ben-Uliel’s conviction carries a potential life sentence. The man was also found guilty of two counts of attempted murder and two of arson.