Jewish extremist who killed Palestinian family sentenced to life

The Guardian
September 14, 2020

Amiram Ben-Uliel murdered Saad Dawabsheh, his wife and child in a 2015 arson attack

A court in Israel has ruled a Jewish extremist will serve three life sentences for killing a Palestinian couple and their toddler in a 2015 firebomb attack in the occupied West Bank, murders that contributed to surging violence at the time.

In handing out the sentence, the Lod district court said Amiram Ben-Uliel, 26, an Israeli settler, had meticulously planned the arson attack, which “stemmed from the radical ideology he held, and racism”. The punishment was close to the maximum penalty, it said.

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