Israeli court finds settler guilty of murder in arson attack on Palestinian family 

A relative stands inside the burnt-out home of Saad Dawabsha, who was killed alongside his toddler and his wife when their house was firebombed by settlers. (File photo: AFP)

An Israeli court found a Jewish settler guilty of racially motivated murder on Monday in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian couple and their baby in the occupied West Bank.

The triple conviction of Amiram Ben-Uliel, 25, by Lod District Court carries a potential life prison sentence.

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He has argued that Israeli investigators forced him to make a false confession to the attack on the Dawabsheh family’s home in the village of Duma.

A lawyer for Ben-Uliel said on Monday that he would appeal the verdict at Israel’s Supreme Court.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54