Two Israelis charged over West Bank family arson attack

    Two Israelis charged over West Bank family arson attack

    Jan 3, Palestine: Israeli prosecutors have charged murder charges against two suspects for a July 31 arson attack in the occupied West Bank that killed three members of a family.

    Amiram Ben-Uliel, 21, has been charged with murder, and a second suspect, a youth, as an accessory to murder, media reports said.

    At least two others have been charged over attacks on Palestinians.

    The killing of Saad and Riham Dawabsha and their 18-month-old son, Ali, in the village of Duma last July sparked international condemnation. They were attacked when they were sleeping in their home.

    Another son, four-year-old Ahmed, is still being treated for his wounds.

    Investigations have focused on young Jewish extremists, based largely in the occupied West Bank.

    According to the indictment, Ben-Uliel carried out the attack in retaliation for the killing of an Israeli settler last year.

    The case has been cited as a factor in a spate of attacks by Palestinians on Israelis across Israel and the occupied West Bank.

    The Olso Times


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