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Fatah official: Israel condemned murder of Palestinian baby because of international pressure

Awdah TV, Fatah-run  |
Fatah-run Awdah TV program Personal Conversation hosting Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf, speaking about Israel’s response to the Duma arson that killed a Palestinian baby:
Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf: “When they [the Israelis] saw the international sympathy and the position in favor of the Palestinian people, and against this atrocious crime, even from their closest allies, they felt the wave was high. They wanted to contain the international responses to this crime. They wanted to throw sand in their eyes, just as we attacked them [verbally] in the past, with words of condemnation for this act of terror, or through talk about the government of Israel’s opposition to this cowardly act.”

Note: Duma arson attack - On July 31, 2015, two Palestinian houses in the West Bank village of Duma were set afire by Molotov cocktails thrown through their windows. 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh was killed in this attack, his father, Saad Dawabsheh, died of injuries 8 days later, and his mother, Reham Dawabsheh, died of injuries 5 weeks later. Israeli leaders and citizens from all sectors of society condemned this attack, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that all Israelis were disgusted by the crime, adding, “We will not countenance terrorism of any kind.” He ordered the security forces "to use all means at their disposal to apprehend the murderers and bring them to justice forthwith."
There is suspicion that this was a nationalist attack carried out by Jewish extremists in revenge for Palestinian terror attacks. However, the crime remains unsolved with no named suspects.

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