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Palestinian Report: House Set on Fire in West Bank Village of Duma

The building, belonging to the Dawabshe clan whose relatives were killed in last summer's infamous arson attack, was seriously damaged; Israel Police says no evidence of politically motivated crime.

A house in the West Bank village of Duma was torched on Tuesday night, Palestinians reported, blaming Jewish settlers who allegedly hurled firebombs at it - a claim the police contest.
The house, belonging to the Dawabshe family whose relatives were killed in an infamous arson attack in the village last summer, was seriously damaged, but no one was injured in the incident, the report said.
Mohammed Raiq Dawabshe, the father of the family, was lightly hurt as a result of smoke inhalation. He said that he and his family were asleep when he heard noises from the building's surroundings followed by the noise of a light explosion. He added that he and his family managed to escape the house and that he was hurt when he tried to prevent the fire from spreading across the house.
According to Ghassan Daglas, who monitors settlers' activities in the northern West Bank, two firebombs were hurled by settlers at the building, which was then set alight.
Israel Police said that there was no evidence of politically motivated crime at the scene, but that the background to the incident seemed to be criminal.
Palestinian fire fighters reported the incident and their activity at the site, but didn’t provide details on the circumstances of the incident and whether it was a case of arson or if a technical fault led to the fire.

Jack Khoury
Haaretz CorrespondentSchermata 2016 07 20 alle 08.50.56

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