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B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:

B’nai B’rith International is horrified after learning the news of an arson attack by Israeli settlers on a Palestinian home in the West Bank that killed a one-and-a-half year-old boy and injured three family members. The Israeli ministry of defense has called the attack “Jewish terror” and the government has been swift to forcefully condemn the act.

About 4 a.m. the suspects, as identified by Israeli authorities, vandalized and torched two homes in the village of Douma. One the of the homes was unoccupied, but the other was occupied by the Daobasa family, killing one-and-a-half year-old Ali Saad, and burning the father, mother and the baby’s four-year-old brother.

B’nai B’rith urges Israeli authorities to expeditiously bring the perpetrators to justice. These brazen and abominable actions cannot be tolerated in any society and those behind this killing should be swiftly punished to the full extent of the law.