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Molotov cocktail thrown at Palestinian home

Father says two settlers attacked as his family slept; ‘Revenge’ spray-painted on wall outside Hebron-area house

Illustrative photo of a Molotov cocktail (Flash90)
Illustrative photo of a Molotov cocktail (Flash90)

A Molotov cocktail was hurled at a house in the Palestinian village of Yatta, south of Hebron, Israel Radio reported Wednesday morning.

There were no injuries, but one of the windows of the house was shattered and the living room was set ablaze by the incendiary device.

The father of the family said that two settlers wearing ski masks showed up near his home at 4 a.m., while his family was sleeping inside the house. The man said the two shattered the living room window and then hurled the Molotov cocktail inside.

Additionally, the word “nekama” (Hebrew for revenge) was spray-painted on the wall of the house.

Officials from the Judea and Samaria Civil Administration and from Israel Police’s unit for politically-motivated crime arrived at the scene.

It is not clear to what incident the “revenge” graffiti referred.

There have been several Molotov cocktail attacks on Jewish targets recently.

An apartment in the Jewish East Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv was firebombed Saturday evening, causing some damage to part of the home.

A car hit by a Molotov cocktail goes up in flames on December 25, 2014. The driver suffered minor injuries and his 11-year-old daughter suffered serious burns on most of her body. (photo credit: Judea and Samaria Fire Department)
A car hit by a Molotov cocktail goes up in flames on December 25, 2014. The driver suffered minor injuries and his 11-year-old daughter suffered serious burns on most of her body. (photo credit: Judea and Samaria Fire Department)

The attack came on the heels of another firebombing incident Thursday, in which an 11-year-old girl was seriously injured when a Molotov cocktail was hurled into the car she was riding in near the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Shomron. Her father suffered light injuries.

The girl, Ayala Shapira, who suffered third-degree burns over much of her body and face in the attack, was in serious but stable condition Saturday night after successfully undergoing the first of a series of operations, said doctors at Sheba Medical Center, where she is being treated in the intensive care unit.

Two Palestinian teens were said to have confessed to Thursday’s attack and were in IDF custody.

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