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Two Palestinians indicted for deadly Ariel terrorist attack in April

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

An Israeli security guard at the entrance to the settlement of Ariel in the West Bank, April 30, 2022, a day after a deadly terrorist attack there. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli security guard at the entrance to the settlement of Ariel in the West Bank, April 30, 2022, a day after a deadly terrorist attack there. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Military prosecutors file indictments against two Palestinians accused of carrying out a deadly shooting attack in Ariel in April.

Vyacheslav Golev, 23, was gunned down inside a guard booth at the gate to the settlement on April 29 by Palestinian assailants Youssef Sameeh Assi and Yahya Marei, according to the indictments, which were filed yesterday.

The pair are charged with intentionally causing the death of Golev. The charge is equivalent to murder in the West Bank military court.

Separately, the army filed an indictment against the brother of one of the gunmen, who is charged with failing to prevent the attack as well as assisting the pair hide after the attack. All three will remain under arrest until the end of legal proceedings.

On May 7, Assi’s and Marei’s families were informed that their homes in the West Bank town of Qarawat Bani Hassan were slated for demolition.

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