Israel arrests suspects in arson attack on Palestinian home

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has arrested several Jewish suspects with possible connections to an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents.

The Shin Bet internal security service said Thursday it had arrested a number of youths belonging to a Jewish terrorist organization. Interrogators are checking "concrete suspicions" connected to the attack in the West Bank village of Duma.

In July, assailants believed to be Jewish extremists lobbed a firebomb into the Dawabsheh family's home, where four family members were asleep. Ali Dawabsheh, a toddler, was burned to death, while his mother and father later died of their wounds. His 4-year-old brother Ahmad is being treated in an Israeli hospital.

Israeli leaders condemned the attack, but the lack of suspects has remained a sore point among Palestinians.

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