Police arrest man from Duma wedding dance

Police arrest man from Kfar Tapuach on suspicion of celebrating Duma murders during wedding dance.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Wedding dance celebrating Duma
Wedding dance celebrating Duma
Channel 10

Police have arrested a resident of Kfar Tapuach in Samaria on suspicion that he was involved in the wedding dance in which people celebrated the deaths of the Dawabshe family.

Itamar Ben-Gvir, from the legal defense organization Honenu, claims that the weapon waved during the dance was a toy and thus not illegal.

Police initially opened an investigation into the incident on Thursday, which occurred at a wedding in Jerusalem of a couple well known in far-right circles. The bride is herself a resident of Kfar Tapuach.

In the footage, initially obtained by Channel 10, dozens of men and boys can be seen dancing while waving guns and knives. One masked individual can also be seen carrying a mock molotov cocktail and a picture of Ali Dawabshe, the 18-month-old Palestinian baby killed along with his parents in the deadly arson in Duma last July. At one point, the masked individual can be seen stabbing the picture.

Police are investigating allegations of incitement, as well as possible charges related to the passing around of weapons to unlicensed individuals, including minors.

The footage led to a nationwide outcry, with even the groom's family distancing themselves from it and insisting their wedding was hijacked by extremists.