The Israel Defense Forces denied, on Monday, allegations that the military lied when it reported, on Friday that 25-year-old Asher Palmer and his infant son Yehonatan died as a result of an auto accident. The report remained in place until Sunday, when suspicion of murder arose in both the IDF and police versions of the case.
The IDF said that its preliminary report, which relied, in part, on the preliminary police findings, was based on no evidence of rocks being thrown from the side of the road. The IDF statement said that new evidence from the police led to a change in the military's findings. One of the possibilities is that the rock that fractured Asher Palmer's face, before his car overturned, was launched from an oncoming car.