Israeli killer gets community service– and Ahed Tamimi gets 8 months for slapping

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published by Jonathan Ofir in Mondoweiss March 24, 2018

 

Ahed Tamimi’s recent plea deal for 8 months of prison for slapping a soldier occupying her property last December coincides with yet another reduction of the sentence of Israeli medic-soldier killer Elor Azarya (now reduced to merely 9 months), a coincidence that has been hard to miss. Slapping a soldier appears to be worse than killing a Palestinian. But there was another stark parallel, few have noticed (among them Tamara Nassar in Electronic Intifada): On Wednesday, David Muial, an Israeli who took part in a bloody lynching of Eritrean refugee Habtom Zarhum in October 2015, got a penalty of community service – not for murder, not for manslaughter – but for “abusing the helpless”, as reported by Times of Israel.

 

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