A home was set ablaze in the northern West Bank village of Duma, Palestinians reported Wednesday morning, nearly exactly a year after three members of the same extended family were killed in an alleged Jewish firebomb attack in the town.
The home belonged to the extended Dawabsha clan, which makes up a large part of the Nablus-area town’s population.
One person, homeowner Mohammed Dawabsha, was lightly injured from smoke inhalation, according to Palestinian media. No one else was reported hurt in the incident.
According to Palestinian reports, Dawabsha heard noises in the house in the early morning hours of Wednesday, after which a fire began in the house’s second story. Two Molotov cocktails were said to have caused the fire.
Palestinians blamed Jewish attackers for the latest fire, while an initial Israeli probe into the incident suggested the context may be intra-clan rivalries in the village, Israel Radio reported.
On July 31, 2015, suspected Jewish terrorists hurled firebombs at a home in the village, killing 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha and his parents, Saad and Riham.
The attack, which also left 4-year-old brother Ahmed hospitalized with serious burns, sent shockwaves through Israeli and Palestinian society and sparked a major crackdown on anti-Palestinian activity by Jewish extremists in the West Bank.
In January, prosecutors filed indictments against two Jewish suspects in the deadly 2015 attack: 21-year-old Amiram Ben-Uliel of Jerusalem and an unnamed minor. Ben-Uliel was charged with murder.
In March, police and Shin Bet officials said a fire at the home of Ibrahim Dawabshe, a witness in the murder trials of Ben-Uliel and the second suspect, was not believed to be an arson attack by Jews.