Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Binyamin NetanyahuKobi Gidon/GPO

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fiercely condemned the torching of a Palestinian Arab home in Duma on Friday, after the arson killed an infant and injured four others. 

"I am in shock from this criminal and terrible act," Netanyahu said Friday morning. "We are talking about terrorism in every respect." 

"The State of Israel will send a strong hand against terror, and it doesn't matter who the perpetrators are," he continued. "I instructed security forces to use every resource possible to find the murderers and to bring them to justice." 

"The government of Israel is united in its staunch opposition to these terrible and despicable acts," he added. "In the name of the citizens of Israel, I ask to join in the mourning of the family of Ali Sa'ad Dawabsha and to wish a speedy recovery to his family." 

The IDF and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon both branded the attack as 'Jewish terror' on Friday morning, which politicians across the political spectrum swiftly condemned