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‘Administrative revenge’ — settlers are believed responsible for arson targeting family on outskirts of Duma

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A Bedouin tent was burned to the ground overnight in an apparent settler arson attack in Ein Samiya, a West Bank tent village on the outskirts of the village where a Palestinian baby and father were killed during a nationalist firebombing two weeks ago. The assailants spray painted “administrative revenge” on a rock near the enclosure, a reference to Israel’s recent announcement that it would jail Jewish terrorists without trail in a policy of “administrative detention.”

Known as “price tagging” the graffiti the assailants left behind indicates their criminal act was motivated  by the government’s decision to weed out and prosecute extremists. Last week nine suspected Jewish terrorists were jailed without charges, yet all were released within two days.

No one was injured in the attack inside the occupation. Yousef Kaba’ane, his wife and eight children had used the tent up until last week as their primary lodging. However, they recently began sleeping in other tents outside of their village.

“Chairs, bicycles, sugar, flour,” were all charred in the fire, Zakaria Sadah, a field monitor for Rabbis for Human Rights said. “It was storage for the family, the food for the family.”

Sadah arrived at the scene in the early morning hours, notified by neighbors of the Kaba’ane family. The village is a scant six miles from Duma. By the time Sadah reached the small Bedouin encampment, which does not appear on any map and is not connected to local water, sewage or electrical lines, Israeli border police were already present. According to Sadah, it was the border police who extinguished the fire.

Arsonists spray paint "administrative revenge" next to burned Bedouin tent. (Photo: Zakaria Sadah/Rabbis for Human Rights)
Arsonists spray paint “administrative revenge” next to burned Bedouin tent. (Photo: Zakaria Sadah/Rabbis for Human Rights)
Arsonists spray paint "administrative revenge" near burned Bedouin tent. (Photo: Zakaria Sadah/Rabbis for Human Rights)
Arsonists spray paint “administrative revenge” near burned Bedouin tent. (Photo: Zakaria Sadah/Rabbis for Human Rights)
Charred bicycle inside of burned Bedouin tent. (Photo: Zakaria Sadah/Rabbis for Human Rights)
Charred bicycle inside of burned Bedouin tent. (Photo: Zakaria Sadah/Rabbis for Human Rights)

 

“It was a matter of luck to some extent, because if they hadn’t have moved to another place,” Yariv Mohar said, a spokesperson for Rabbis for Human Rights, “it could have been another murder. They [the arsonists] could have not known that nobody was in the tent.”

“The children usually sleep in a corner of the tent,” Mohar added.

Israeli police told CNN an investigation was opened to apprehend those responsible, but would not state that the attack was nationally motivated. “As of this point, all directions are being examined. There is continuing exploration in the Shai region,” Luba Smari told CNN.

 

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It goes without saying, except in deliberately-badly-educated-and-informed America, that the settlers are present illegally and with Israeli government support, so that the arsons and murders are, in effect, government-supported terrorism.

Since the USA supports (or fails to condemn) the settlement project, the USA’s government is also a government-supporting-terrorism.

Some brave soul in congress should say so!

“Israeli police told CNN an investigation was opened to apprehend those responsible, but would not state that the attack was nationally motivated.” That sentence is “Israeli speak” for “we think it was done by Jews but we hope it wasn’t.” In related news the latest conspiracy theory going on in settler circles is that Duma was perpetrated by Arabs and the government is covering for them. Do NOT try to understand the logic, it will… Read more »

So, the Israeli government does something they settlers don’t like and in retaliation they decide to target members of the israeli underclass?

Seriously, it feels like schoolyard bullies who used to beat up smaller kids to vent the frustration of being grounded by their parents reaching adulthood without maturing in the slightest and retaining the same type of reasoning and behavior, except with more firepower.

Again. Don’t write Known as “price tagging”. Ever. It is the language of the terrorist you are using. Quite mean, it is ‘known as’ because you and you again keep writing it this way.

It is “terrorism” plain and simple. (Possibly racist motivated, or Zionist motivated. Whatever). But just don’t write “price tag” as an euphemism without saying the non-euph term.

..even worse, why are you diverting to another terrorists language diversion saying admin revenge, in the title even? WHY? Stop it.