Israel has freed Meir Ettinger, an Israeli settler who was behind the burning to death of a Palestinian family in the occupied West Bank.

Meir Ettinger

Ettinger was freed on Wednesday after being detained for 10 months without being charged for leading a terror group.

The 24-year-old settler was arrested in August 2015 for leading Israeli attackers who firebombed a Palestinian home and killed three members of the family. The victims were an 18-month-old boy and his parents.

Israel’s security agency, also known as Shin Bet, declined to say why Ettinger was being released.

Ettinger was banned from entering the West Bank for a year and barred from contacting certain radical activists for six months, according to the agency.

Jamal Dajani, a spokesman for the Palestinian government said Ettinger “will be now allowed to roam free and put Palestinian lives in danger.”

Ettinger’s grandfather, controversial American-Israeli lobbyist Meir Kahane, founded the so-called Jewish Defense League in New York in 1968.

He was a radical figure who encouraged violence against Israel’s enemies and lobbied to expel Arabs from the occupied Palestinian territory. He became a member of Knesset (Israel’s parliament) and was later expelled from it.