Right-wing activist Pinhasi Braun is convinced accused murder Amiram Ben Uliel did not commit the July 31 arson attack in Duma.
"After all the torture he underwent for weeks, anyone would confess," Braun asserted to Arutz Sheva. "They created a scapegoat."
According to Braun, even if Jews were behind the arson, ongoing Arab terror and lackluster responses from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon play an important factor in explaining it.
"A month before the event Malachi Rosenfeld was murdered and the state did nothing," he charged. "People see Jewish blood being spilled, and maximum Bibi comes to comfort the mourners and Bogi says we need to accept it, and the result is Jews are fed up."
"Obviously citizens can't take the law into their own hands, and the state should," he clarified. "But if the state does nothing, it may be that there are those who will want to take action."
Braun added that he hoped the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) would direct more of their energy toward Arab terrorists.
Ben-Uliel, 21, was indicted in Lod District Court on Sunday on three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder for firebombing the Dawabshe family home five months ago.
His family released a video several hours after his arraignment professing his innocence and attributing his confession to the Shin Bet's alleged abuse.