WATCH ‘shocking’ tape of wedding-goers feting Duma murders

Joining politicians from right and left condemning clip, Netanyahu says video shows ‘true face’ of far-right group, which poses ‘threat’ to Israel

 

 

A “shocking” video clip showing far-right extremists celebrating the killings of the Dawabsha family, joining dozens of other politicians and public figures coming out against the taped incident.

The 26-second video, broadcast Wednesday evening by Channel 10, shows men in white skullcaps and shirts dancing while holding knives and guns. A photo of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha, who was burned to death in the July 31 firebombing in the West Bank village of Duma, is shown being repeatedly stabbed,  while others call for more murders.

The attack in Duma on July 31 killed three members of a Palestinian family. Only one member of the Dawabsha family — Ahmed, now 5 — survived the attack, and remains hospitalized in Israel. The 18-month-old baby Ali was killed on the night of the attack, while parents Riham and Saad succumbed to their injuries in the succeeding weeks.

Channel 10 reported that the groom at the wedding has been questioned about acts of “Jewish terrorism, ” and others at the wedding were friends or relatives of suspects arrested in connection with the attack.

“The shocking images broadcast tonight show the true face of a group that constitutes a threat to Israeli society and Israel’s security, ” said Netanyahu. “We will not accept people who violate the state’s laws and do not see themselves as bound by them.”

The video “proves how important it is to have a strong Shin Bet for the sake of all of our security, ” the prime minister added, referring to recent allegations of torture against the national security agency.

Agriculture Minister Ariel , Jewish Home, a supporter of the settlement movement, and who a day earlier had called for the Shin Bet to close down its division that deals with Jewish terror cases,  wrote on Facebook: “The clip published by Channel 10 news this evening is shocking and one cannot allow the activity of radical groups fueled by hate. Violence and support of violence deserve only condemnation. This is not the path of Zionism and this is not the path of the settlement movement, ” wrote Ariel.

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