The Israeli Ainister of Army, Moshe Ya’alon, on Tuesday said that the terrorists who arsoned the home of the Dawabsheh family, killing a baby and his parents, were identified, except that the court evidence against them is “not enough.”
Ya’alon, speaking to the Army radio, admitted that the attack was “clearly a Jewish terror attack” which “he is ashamed of,” adding that “Israel does not have enough evidence against the defendants to keep them detained or prosecute them.”
The revelation follows a similar admission from Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) two weeks ago that there is no evidence to try the suspects.
On July 31, the village of Duma was awaken to an arson executed by extremist Israeli settlers who attacked and burned the family house while they were all asleep.
The terrorist attack lead to the immediate death of Ali Dawabsheh (18-months), while the father, Sa’ad, succumbed to wounds a week after, and the mother, Riham died one month later. Only Ahmad Dawabsheh (4) survived the attack, and is still recovering in the ICU for over four months now.