Israelis Linked to Settler Terrorism were from U.S. Families
Terror suspect Meir Ettinger–Ariel Schalit/AP
A horrific act of terrorism in the West Bank this summer is suspected to have been perpetrated by Israeli extremists with American roots.
In the village of Duma on July 31, the home of a Palestinian family was firebombed, killing an 18-month-old child, Ali Dawabsheh, who was burned to death, according to media reports. The child’s father, Sa’ed and four-year-old brother Ahmed suffered serious burns, but survived. Ali’s mother, Riham, died Sunday of her burns. Their home was sprayed with graffiti reading “revenge” in Hebrew and featured a Star of David.
“All available evidence suggests that the blaze was a deliberate act of settler terrorism,” Sara Yael Hirschhorn wrote at The New York Times. “More disturbingly, several of the alleged instigators, currently being detained…
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