23-09-2021 10:56 AM Jerusalem Timing

Fire in Palestinian Village One Year after Deadly Arson

Fire in Palestinian Village One Year after Deadly Arson

A fire burned a home Wednesday in a Palestinian village where an arson attack by Israeli settlers a year ago killed a toddler and his parents, residents and authorities said.

A fire burned a home Wednesday in a Palestinian village where an arson attack by Israeli settlers a year ago killed a toddler and his parents, residents and authorities said.

Inhabitants of the village of Duma in the occupied West Bank and a Palestinian official said they suspected another Israeli attack.Arson attack in Palestinian village (July 2015)

The blaze damaged the home of Mohammed Dawabsha, located near the house that was firebombed on July 31 last year.
Dawabasha and his wife suffered smoke inhalation.

Dawabsha said he and his wife heard noises outside their home in the middle of the night.

"We went outside and afterwards we heard an explosion in the bedroom and saw huge flames," he said.

Neighbors assisted them in moving to safety.

Last year's July 31 attack on a family home in the village killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha and fatally injured his parents.

Five-year-old Ahmed was the sole survivor from the immediate family.
Mohammed Dawabsha is part of the same clan but is not an immediate relative of the family.