The Military Court at Machane Ofer north of Jerusalem convened
Wednesday for a session in the ongoing trial of the murderers of
Asher and Yonatan Palmer, the father and baby son who were targeted
in their car on September 23.
MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) was also present at the session.
A confrontation erupted between the Palmers´ supporters and
representatives of the military court, when some of the supporters
were not allowed into the court. This was supposedly because they had
not supplied their identification numbers ahead of time. MK Ben Ari
intervened and said that according to law, any member of the public
who wishes to attend must be allowed to do so.
The supporters were allowed in after waiting almost an hour.
Michael Craig Palmer, father of Asher and grandfather of Yonatan, has
enlisted the services of Attorney Adrian Agassi – until recently a
judge at the same military court. Agassi asked the court to give him
the status of the victims´ representative in the trial. He was
recruited because the Palmers suspect the Military Prosecution may
intend to carry out a plea bargain with some of the murderers. The
court did not grant him the desired status and referred him to the
MK Ben Ari called the trial "a circus with an end that is known in
advance." Ben Ari predicted that the killers will eventually "spend
quality time in a sanatorium at taxpayer expense."