Tony Greenstein | 07 August 2015 | Post Views:

You might remember
Netanyahu visiting members of the Dawabshe family in hospital after the
firebomb that killed their 18 month child, Ali. 
What Netanyahu was really engaged in was a PR damage limitation exercise.  A condemnation of Jewish terrorism, the
detention of the grandson of Rabbi Meir Kahane, the late leader of the Jewish Nazi
party Kach to cover up the fact that despite 17 firebombings of mosques and
churches in the past two years, Israel’s vaunted internal security police, Shin
Bet, doesn’t have a clue as to who makes up the Jewish terror gangs.
And now?  The army betrays its real sympathies with
repeated raids on the homes of the Dawabshe family in the village of Duma.  Perhaps it thinks that Ali Dawabshe killed
Tony Greenstein

Following fatal settler attack, Israeli army raids Dawabshe family homes in the West Bank village of Duma

A Palestinian man inspects a house after it was torched, in Duma, near the West Bank city of Nablus, July 31, 2015. (Photo: AP)

a man hunt is underway to apprehend the Israeli killers of 18-month old Ali
Dawabshe, the Palestinian baby burned to death in a settler arson attack
last Friday, for the past two nights more than one hundred Israeli
soldiers and Shin Beit security officials have raided the homes of the Dawabshe
family in the West Bank village of Duma near Nablus.

to Mondoweiss via telephone, Nasser Dawabshe, an uncle of the deceased,
said that at 2:00 am Wednesday morning 30 Israeli army Jeeps
with approximately 150 soldiers arrived in Duma. He said they woke
sleeping members of the Dawabshe family, removed them from their houses,
and searched the buildings until around 4:30 am.
was on my way home when I saw the Jeeps,”
Nasser Dawabshe said, explaining
that he attempted to hide, but Israeli border police noticed him and
approached. “The actual soldiers, themselves, treated us like shit, but the
commanders and the generals and the intelligence service were more respectful,”
he said.
says the security forces asked him what he thought of Palestinian
prisoners in Israeli jails. Based on the line of questioning Nasser suspected
the raid was to determine if any family members were considering retaliatory
attacks against Israeli civilians. Earlier this week the Dawabshe family opened
their homes to more than 100 Israelis from the group Tag Meir, an anti “price
tag” group that protests attacks on Palestinians carried out by Israeli
extremists. Nasser also spoke at a Israeli demonstration in Tel Aviv against
the killing of his nephew, sharing the stage with Israeli opposition leader Issac
Herzog and head of the leftist Israeli political party Meretz, Zahava Gal-On.
to Nasser, the Israeli military returned to Duma Wednesday night. The military
parked around 20 Jeeps at a nearby settlement and then walked through the
steep West Bank hills to the Palestinian village. In this overnight incursion
the soldiers closed off the charred home of Ali Dawabshe.
Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson office was reached for comment but a
spokesperson said she was unable to give a statement on the raid while the
investigation to apprehend those responsible for the killing is ongoing.
the immediate hours after the attack in Duma, Israel announced it
would treat the killing as “an act of terrorism.” Israel then upgraded its
investigative efforts this week by employing “administrative detention,” a
emergency powers order to jail suspects without arrests or trail.

first arrest of known leaders of Jewish extremists groups was made Monday when
Meir Ettinger, 24, the grandson of extremist rabbi Meir Kahane who advocated
for the use of violence against Palestinians, was taken into custody. On
Tuesday Israel approved the administrative detention of three additional

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