'Settler Arson' Actually Electrical Short-Circuit

Three weeks after deadly arson in Duma killed Mamun Dawabshe and his son, another fire breaks out at home of relative.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Fire at Duma (file)
Fire at Duma (file)
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Just one month after a deadly arson killed two members of the Dawabshe family, another house in the Arab village of Duma was gutted in a fire Monday morning.

In an odd twist, that house is also owned by members of the extended Dawabshe family. 

Reports of the fire first surfaced on Hamas-linked media outlets, which rushed to blame "Jewish settlers" for "attacking the house" and setting it on fire.

However Israeli security sources claimed it was more likely an internal dispute in the village.

After an initial investigation, Palestinian Authority police said the cause was an electrical short-circuit, and sought to play down claims of a "settler attack."

According to the PA mayor of the Duma region, the fire took place in one room in the house and caused extensive damage, but no one was injured.

Last month's attack in Duma is believed to have been the work of Jewish extremists, but security services admit they are still struggling to find leads in that case.




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