Suspects Arrested Over Torching of Palestinian Home

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters/Hamodia) —
An Israeli soldier stands near a house in the Palestinian village of Duma, near Nablus, where a Palestinian infant was killed earlier this morning, July 31, 2015, in an arson attack, apparently by Jewish extremists. Two homes in Duma, were set on fire, and the Hebrew words “revenge” and “long live king messiah” were spray-painted on their walls, alongside a Star of David. Photo by FLASH90
An IDF soldier stands near the burned house in the village of Duma, July 31. (Flash90)

Israeli police cleared for publication on Thursday that a number of suspects belonging to a right-wing Jewish group have been arrested in connection with a July arson attack on the home of the Dawabshe family in Duma, near Shechem, that killed a child and his parents.

The investigation is being handled by the Shin Bet, Israel Police and the State Attorney’s office. A court order banning disclosure of the suspects’ names and other details of the case remained in effect.

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