Report: Duma firebombing suspect to be charged with murder


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The primary suspect in the deadly firebombing of a West Bank Palestinian home will be charged with murder, Haaretz reported.

The indictment will be filed in Petach Tikvah Magistrate’s Court within the next five days, prosecutors said in a declaration filed with the court on Wednesday, according to the Israeli daily. An indictment will also be filed against a second suspect, but the charges are not known.

The declaration was required under law since the suspects will have been held for 30 days by the end of the week.

Three members of the Dawabshe family — a toddler and his parents — were killed in the July attack on their home in the village of Duma.

Meanwhile, Israel’s deputy attorney general said Wednesday that he visited the suspects over the weekend to look into allegations that they were being tortured. Raz Nazri met with them in private, without guards or representatives of the Shin Bet security agency.

“Our impression was that the detainees’ physical and mental state is sound, and that there is a significant gap between complaints coming directly from them to some of the claims made on their behalf in public,” Nazri said, according to Ynet.

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