4 Jews to be charged with 'terror' in Duma attack

Prosecutors to file charges against four people in connection with Duma attack.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Scene of arson attack, Duma
Scene of arson attack, Duma
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Israeli prosecutors will file charges Sunday against four Jews for their involvement in "severe terror against Arabs and their property", the justice ministry said.

Security officials told AFP Saturday night the charges are linked to the July firebombing of a Palestinian home in the West Bank village of Duma, which resulted in the death of three members of the Dawabsha family.

A statement from the justice ministry noted that two of the suspects, who will be charged at the Lod district court, were minors.

The Israel Security Agency (ISA, also known as the Shin Bet or Shabak) has held suspects under administrative detention, denied some of the right to see a lawyer part of the time and used physical force during investigations.

Supporters of the suspects denounced those methods as torture.

The Shin Bet denies using any illegal methods, and has stressed that the entire investigation was conducted under the supervision of State Attorney Yehuda Weinstein.

Eighteen-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha was killed and his parents fatally injured in the July 31 firebombing. His four-year-old brother was the sole survivor from the immediate family.

A Star of David and the words "revenge" and "long live the Messiah" were spray-painted on a wall near the family's small house.




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