Charges against Jewish extremists suspected of carrying out a July firebomb attack in the West Bank village of Duma that killed three members of the same family are expected soon, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Saturday evening.
“I estimate that it won’t be too long before we see indictments against the murderers, who to our dismay are Jewish terrorists,” Ya’alon told Channel 2 television’s Meet the Press program.
He also said that the Israeli defense establishment is implementing severe measures to ensure that such an incident does not happen again.
“We have taken draconian steps to prevent another Jewish terror attack,” Ya’alon, a former IDF chief, said.
Riham and Saad Dawabsha and their 18-month-old baby Ali died in the July 31 attack on their home in Duma — Ali in the blaze started by the firebomb and his parents in the following days. The sole surviving member of the family, five-year-old Ahmed, is being treated for severe burns in an Israeli hospital.
Indictments in the fatal firebombing could be issued on Tuesday.
Ya’alon also called for rabbis who incite far-right extremists to carry out attacks against Arabs to be investigated. Read more at Times of Israel.