The home of Ibrahim Dawabsha, a key witness to an arson attack by Jewish extremists that killed a Palestinian family last year, was set on fire on last Sunday.
Dawabsha whose home is located in Duma, part of the occupied West Bank, was inside of his home with his wife when they were awakened by smoke.
Israeli authorities believe that the fire was started by Molotov cocktails. Witnesses say that they believe the fire is a message that, “This witness must disappear”.
On July 31 firebombing in the same village as Dawabsha killed an eighteen-month-old Palestinian boy, Ali Saad Dawabsha, including his parents. Five-year-old Ahmed was the only survivor of the fatal fire said to be caused by Jewish extremists.
In January, two Israelis were charged over the fire but human rights activists criticized the slow efforts of the Israeli court to prosecute any suspects.
Twenty-one year old, Amiram Ben-Uliel and a seventeen year old minor were charged with three counts of murder, one of attempted murder, arson and conspiracy to commit a hate crime, as well as being an accessory to committing a racially motivated murder.