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Another Dawabsheh home torched in Nablus village

A member of the Palestinian security services inspects the home of Mohammed Dawabsheh [AFP]

Date of publication: 20 July, 2016

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Suspected Israeli extremists have firebombed a home in the occupied Palestinian territories, the same village that a family were killed - including a toddler - in an earlier arson attack.

A Palestinian home was set ablaze on Wednesday in the same village that Jewish extremists killed a family of three in another arson attack, one year ago. 

Israeli police confirmed that they are investigating the exact cause of the fire in the village of Duma in Samaria, and have yet to uncover evidence of a Israeli extremist attack.

Witnesses, Palestinian officials and residents believe the fire was deliberately started by Israeli settlers.

The home belongs to Mohammed Dawabsheh and his wife, who both suffered from smoke inhalation.

He reported hearing noises outside his home in the middle of the night.

"We went outside and afterwards we heard an explosion in the bedroom and saw huge flames," he said.

In 2015, an arson attack on a family home in the same village killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsheh and his parents.

The only survivor of the attack from the immediate family was five-year-old Ahmed Dawabsheh who was left badly injured in the attack, but orphaned.

The incident sparked an international outcry, leading to a deeper investigation by Israeli authorities into hate crimes related to Jewish extremism.

One of the settlers who was involved in the attack was released in June this year, after serving only 10 months in detention.

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