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Israel Arrests Suspects in Arson Attack on Palestinian Home

  • Associated Press

FILE - A Palestinian man inspects a house that was badly damaged in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists on two houses at Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, July 31, 2015.

FILE - A Palestinian man inspects a house that was badly damaged in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists on two houses at Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, July 31, 2015.

Israel has arrested several Jewish suspects with possible connections to an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents.

The Shin Bet internal security service said Thursday it had arrested a number of youths belonging to a Jewish terrorist organization. Interrogators are checking “concrete suspicions” connected to the attack in the West Bank village of Duma.

In July, assailants believed to be Jewish extremists lobbed a firebomb into the Dawabsheh family's home, where four family members were asleep. Ali Dawabsheh, a toddler, was burned to death, while his mother and father later died of their wounds. His 4-year-old brother Ahmad is being treated in an Israeli hospital.

Israeli leaders condemned the attack, but the lack of suspects has remained a sore point among Palestinians.

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