Palestinian acquitted of attempted murder after Israel Police botch probe

11.11.2011                      14.Cheschwan. 5772

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Palestinian acquitted of attempted murder after Israel Police botch probe

Shin Bet says defendant questioned from hospital bed, confessed to crimes in a manner that demonstrated a nationalist motive, and that his medical status ruled out a reconstruction at the scene.

A Palestinian construction worker was recently acquitted in an Israeli military court of five counts of attempted murder due to mistakes made by police investigators, which the Military Prosecution Service attempted to hide.
On the day in question – in late December 2008 or January 2009 – Mahmoud Injas allegedly struck his employer at a Modi'in Ilit construction site in the head with a hammer, causing injuries that left the victim permanently and severely disabled. Injas then allegedly stabbed four other individuals with a utility knife before he was shot by the West Bank settlement's armed volunteer unit….