JERUSALEM (JTA) – A senior Israeli army officer said there is no doubt that Jews firebombed a West Bank Palestinian home that left an 18-month baby and his parents dead.
“We know unequivocally that this is an act of Jewish terror,” the officer told reporters Tuesday in a briefing, the Israeli media reported. “All the rumour and speculation being spread on this issue lack any basis in reality.”
Reham Dawabsheh, 27, died late Sunday night, five weeks after the July 31 attack on the home in the village of Duma. Her infant son Ali was killed in the attack and her husband, Saad, died more than a week later of his injuries. Another son, Ahmed, 4, was seriously burned but is reported to be recovering. He has not been told about the loss of his family.
Several Jewish extremists were arrested and remain held in administrative detention in the wake of the attack, but no one has been charged in the incident.