Israeli politicians tampering in investigation of settlers crimes
Adalah has recently filed an appeal on behalf of the family of Moussa Hassouna, a 31-year-old Palestinian who was martyred due to Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in El-lad on May 10, 2021.
Adalah, a Palestinian-run legal center, obtained video footage of police officers investigating the murder of a Palestinian citizen, Moussa Hassouna.
Hassouna, a 31-year-old Palestinian, was martyred due to Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in Al-Ledd on May 10, 2021.
The video footage showcases investigators working on the case of Moussa Hassoune whilst talking about how Israeli politicians put pressure on them to close the files on five Israeli suspects.
🚨BREAKING: Adalah obtained video footage of police investigating the murder of Palestinian citizen, Mussa Hassouna, in Lod during the violent May 2021 events. The footage indicates that Israeli politicians pressured police to close the files against 5 Jewish-Israeli suspects. pic.twitter.com/Woftg8Lce1— Adalah (@AdalahEnglish) April 30, 2022
On April 28, 2022, Adalah filed an appeal on behalf of the family of Moussa Hassouna. The Palestinian-run legal center filed the appeal after the occupation’s court decided to close the investigation against all five Israeli suspects in the murder of Hassouna in October 2021.
Adalah Attorney Nareman Shehadeh-Zoabi argued in the appeal that the investigative materials show that the Israeli police conducted a negligent, flawed investigation, with the ultimate goal of clearing the suspects of any charges. Adalah discovered video footage and other materials in the investigation files that indicate prominent political leaders unlawfully pressured the police throughout the investigation.
In addition to the appeal, Adalah sent a letter to the occupation's Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara on April 28, 2022, demanding that an inquiry into the interference by political figures in the investigation be launched as soon as possible.
Violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians has long been a part of daily life in the occupied West Bank. These actions range from roadblocks, throwing stones at cars and houses, raiding villages and farmland, torching fields and olive groves, and causing crop and property damage to physical assault, including the use of Molotov cocktails and live fire.
This widespread violence against Palestinians has resulted in murder, injuries, incapacitation as well as damage to property and land over the years.
After settler attacks on Palestinians, “Israel's” inaction continues, with the Israeli occupation doing everything they can to avoid responding to these incidents. “Israel” violence, both official and unofficial, is a feature of its colonial apartheid practices.