Jewish Israeli, 19, agrees to plea in firebombing that killed Palestinian toddler and parents


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jewish Israeli arrested for his involvement in the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian family’s home in the West Bank has agreed to a plea bargain.

The State Prosecutor’s Office on Sunday accepted the deal with the man, now 19, who cannot be named because he was a minor at the time of the 2015 attack in Duma that killed three members of the Dawabsha family — a toddler and his parents.

Under the agreement, the teen has admitted to planning the attack but will no longer be accused of murder, according to reports.

The State Prosecutor is expected to ask for a five-year prison sentence. The man’s attorney is expected to request an immediate release for his client, who has already spent three years in prison and in recent months has been under house arrest.

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