The Jerusalem district court acquitted three of the settlers, who were accused of crimes motivated by ethnic hatred committed in Abu Ghosh four years ago. Radio «Kahn Beth» said that in his decision, the judge pointed out that the police are unable to prove the guilt of the suspects.
The investigation was started after the night of June 18, 2013, unknown attackers damaged more than 30 cars in Abu Ghosh, punctures tires and causing offensive inscriptions. On cars and walls was written in Hebrew, «tag Mehir» («retaliation») and «Arabs out.»
This incident did not remain without attention of the head of government Benjamin Netanyahu, who said that the actions of the unknown attackers contrary to the values of Judaism and the values of the Jewish people. Then he recalled that the government has tightened the punishment for action «tag Mehir». Netanyahu also promised that the perpetrators will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
In the village of Abu Ghosh, located approximately 10 km West of Jerusalem, is home to about 6.000 people, mostly Arab Muslims. Although some locals say that their ancestors were natives of the Caucasus – the Circassians (Circassians) or Chechens.
Residents of Abu gosh, in the main, loyal to the Israeli authorities. Abu Ghosh is famous for its restaurants and hummus. In the vicinity of Abu gosh are Jewish village of Neve Ilan and the complex of the Israeli TV channels.