Four Israelis will be charged with “severe terror against Arabs and their property,” the Justice Ministry said Saturday. The charges stem from the July firebombing on a Palestinian home that killed three family members.
That attack on the Dawabsha family in the West Bank village of Duma occurred when unknown assailants threw firebombs into the home, killing an 18-month-old baby and his parents while resulting in serious burns for the sole survivor, a 5-year-old. Attackers wrote “revenge,” “long live the Messiah” and drew a star of David on a wall near the family's home.
Four Jews will be charged Sunday in connection with the attack, Israeli National News reported Saturday, including two minors. The suspects have been held by the Israel Security Agency, also known as Shin Bet, which has been accused of torturing them.
“The report by the lawyers of the suspects in the Duma terror attack regarding the suspects' interrogation by the Shin Bet raises heavy suspicion that that illegal methods of interrogation were employed, such as resorting to physical force,” the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, which primarily investigates human rights abuses against Palestinians, said in a tweet last month.
Reports of injuries to the suspects have prompted calls for an investigation.
The identities of the suspects have been kept secret by a government gag order.