A Palestinian man who was an accomplice to a lethal terror attack a year ago was granted early release by a parole board, a decision which has shocked the family of the victim, Border Police officer Hadas Malka, Hy”d.
The prisoner, who drove a squad of terrorists to Damascus Gate where they carried out an attack in June 2017, was granted release on Monday, cutting his 14-month sentence by a third.
The move followed the release of a second driver in the incident who also had his sentence shortened by a third. He had been sentenced to 16 months in prison.
Malka’s family were said to be shocked by the leniency, which is unprecedented, according to Hadashot. They also complained that they were not consulted by the parole board as generally required.