Israel arrests suspects in arson attack on Palestinian home

Israeli police says suspects belonging to a 'Jewish terror group' arrested in connection with July arson attack on Palestinian home which killed toddler and his parents

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Photographs of baby Ali Dawabshe who was burned alive in his home in village of Duma in West Bank by Jewish settlers on 31 July 2015.

Suspects belonging to a "Jewish terror group" were arrested in association with a July arson attack on a Palestinian home that killed an eighteen-month-old Palestinian baby and his two parents, Israeli police said.

Police have not given more information on how many suspects were detained and it is said a court had banned the sharing of the suspects' names and other details of the case.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the incident as a "terror attack" while the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) called the incident an act of "Jewish terror."

A suspected far-right Jewish settler was jailed without trial on August 4, following the deadly arson attack on the Palestinian home.

Illegal Jewish settlers reportedly set fire to the Palestinian house by throwing firebombs into the building in the West Bank.

The same settlers also sprayed graffiti on the house, in an example of the infamous "price tag" tactic, with words written in the Hebrew language translated as "revenge" and "long live the Messiah," according to reports.

TRTWorld and agencies