July 31, 2015
Prime Minister Condemns “Horrific, Heinous Terror Attack” on Palestinians – Marissa Newman
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday forcefully condemned the arson attack on a Palestinian family – in which an infant was burned to death – as a “horrific, heinous” crime that is “a terror attack in every respect.” Two homes in the Palestinian village of Duma, south of Nablus, were set alight, and Hebrew words spray-painted on their walls overnight Thursday, apparently by Jewish extremists. An 18-month-old child was killed in the attack, while his father, mother, and 4-year-old brother were injured. The mother was in critical condition.
The prime minister said he instructed the security forces to “use all the resources at their disposal to capture the killers and bring them to justice as soon as possible.” He added that “The State of Israel deals forcefully with terror, regardless of who the perpetrators are.” Netanyahu said the Israeli government was “unified in its fierce opposition to these awful, base acts.” (Times of Israel)
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Israeli officials, including Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, expressed their shock and outright condemnation of the terror attack in the Palestinian village of Duma. Ya’alon referred to the incident as “a most severe terrorist act that we cannot tolerate, and we condemn in every way,” and he sent his condolences to the Dawabsha family.
He noted that all Israeli security forces are making a “supreme effort” to find those responsible, saying, “we will pursue them until we get our hands on them. We will not allow Jewish terrorists to harm the lives of Palestinians across Judea and Samaria. We will fight them in every way, with every tool at our disposal.”
The IDF has deployed additional forces in the West Bank to maintain stability and respond to potential disturbances. “We are coordinating with PA security forces to calm the area,” said IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Moti Almoz. (Jerusalem Post)