On September 23, 2011, Asher Palmer, 25, and his son Jonathan, 1, were driving home on the Sabbath when Palestinians began throwing rocks at them from an oncoming car. Several of the rocks crashed through the Palmers’ windshield, causing Asher to lose control of his car, which then crashed and overturned multiple times. Both he and Jonathan were killed.
Two Palestinians later admitted throwing the rocks that killed the Palmers. They are now serving multiple life terms in an Israeli prison – despite efforts by the Palestinian Authority, the Obama administration, certain “human rights” groups and the European Union to pressure Israel to release them, as a “good will gesture,” to restart “peace” talks.
Articles regarding the murder of Asher and Jonathan Palmer
Police conclude Kiryat Arba car crash a terror attack, by Yair Altman, YNet, September 25, 2011. Excerpt (emphasis added):
Asher Palmer, 25, and his 1-year-old son, Yehonatan, were killed Friday when their car overturned near Kiryat Arba. After an initial inquiry, the police ruled out the possibility that the accident had been caused by stones that were hurled at the vehicle by Palestinians.
But an examination of the father’s body revealed fractures to his skull. “It was clearly a terrorist attack, Asher’s gun had been stolen, there were rocks inside the vehicle and it was clear Asher was hit by a rock,” Palmer’s family said after police informed them of their conclusion that the incident was in fact the result of a terror attack.
Asher Palmer’s father asks court for ‘legal price tag’ of NIS 10 million, The Jerusalem Post, July 25, 2013. Summary: The European Union, the White House and the Palestinian Authority have all been lobbying Israel to release the Palestinians convicted of murdering Asher and Jonathan. Asher’s father is strenuously fighting back. Excerpt (emphasis added):
Michael Palmer asked the Judea Military Court on Wednesday for a “legal price tag” of approximately NIS 10 million in damages against Waal al-Arjeh, who murdered his son Asher and grandson Yonatan.
The court sentenced Arjeh on April 23 to two life sentences plus 58 years for killing the two Palmers near Kiryat Arba on September 23, 2011.
“Michael has taken on Israel, the EU and the White House, and said you may be legally able to release a murderer, but if so, there will be a price to pay,” said the elder Palmer’s lawyer, Adrian Agassi, in explaining the idea of a “legal price tag.”
2 Palestinians indicted for murder of Asher Palmer, son, YNet, November 21, 2011. Excerpt (emphasis added):
Two Palestinians were indicted Tuesday for the murder of Asher Palmer (25) and his infant son Yonatan in September. The crash was initially believed to be an accident, but police investigation led to the conclusion that the Kiryat Arba crash was, in fact, the result of a terror attack. The accused, both of whom are residents of the West Bank city of Halhul, just south of Hebron, were indicted of nationalistically-motivated murder. The Military Prosecution filed the charges with the Ofer Military Court. […]
According to the indictments, the two were part of a terror cell which carried out several similar attacks in the area “with the intent to kill.”