Two Palestinians arrested in stone-throwing killing


(JTA) — Israeli security forces arrested two Palestinians in a stone-throwing attack that killed a father and his infant son.

Israeli media reported Friday that two residents of Halhoul have confessed in the killing of Asher Palmer, 25, and his son Yonatan, who was a year old.

The men were arrested Oct. 4, but the Israeli censor allowed publication on Friday.

The Sept. 23 crash near the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba occurred after a thrown rock crashed through the windshield of the car; investigators found a large blood-stained rock in the overturned car.

The two under arrest are believed responsible for another 17 cases of stones thrown at Israeli vehicles, Ynet reported.

Haaretz reported that security forces arrested another three Palestinians for stealing Palmer’s gun after the crash.

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