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  • Israel releases at least 9 Jewish suspects in firebombing of Palestinian home

    3 weeks ago

    Israel has released at least nine West Bank Jews who were arrested as part of the investigation into the firebombing of a Palestinian home that left a baby and his father dead.

    At least nine people were arrested Sunday in raids on two West Bank outposts; the details on the raids...

  • After Palestinian baby’s death, Israelis say condemnation not enough

    August 3, 2015 | 8:46 am

    The smell of stale smoke wafted from the burnt concrete home now marked by a banner bearing the grinning face of a baby and, in bold red letters, a name: Ali Saad Dawabsha.

    Some 100 Jewish visitors trudged hesitantly under the banner and into the house on Sunday to pay respects...

  • Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem torched in suspected hate crime

    February 26, 2015 | 9:57 am

    A Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem was set on fire in what is believed to be a hate crime.

    Graffiti reading “Redemption of Zion” and disparaging Jesus were spray-painted on the walls of the seminary in the early Thursday morning attack. A room was damaged in the blaze; no one...

  • Torching of West Bank mosque called nationalistic attack

    February 25, 2015 | 11:05 am

    A West Bank mosque was set on fire and nationalist slogans were painted on its walls.

    The attack in the Jaba village, near Bethlehem, occurred early Wednesday morning. A mosque window was broken and a burning object was thrown inside. The interior walls and furniture were...

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  • Jewish settler sentenced to 3 years in prison for ‘price tag’ attack

    February 9, 2015 | 10:43 am

    A Jewish settler was sentenced to three years in prison for setting several Palestinian cars alight in a West Bank village.

    Binyamin Richter was sentenced Monday by the Lod District Court for the “price tag” attack in November 2013 in the Palestinian village of Farata. He also...

  • Suspects in arson attack on Jewish-Arab school identified as right-wing activists

    December 12, 2014 | 8:52 am

    The three suspects arrested in the alleged arson attack on a joint Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem have been identified as activists for a radical right-wing group.

    The suspects, named as Yitzhak Gabai, 22; Nahman Twitto, 18; and Shlomo Twitto, 22, from the West Bank community of...

  • Suspects arrested in torching of joint Arab-Jewish school

    December 8, 2014 | 8:56 am

    Several suspects were arrested in the suspected arson attack on a joint Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem.

    The suspects were arrested a week ago, shortly after a fire was set in the classroom of the Max Rayne Hand In Hand Jerusalem School.

    On Sunday, the Petach Tikvah...

  • Suspected arson reported at London-area Jewish school

    October 10, 2012 | 11:49 am

    Police in the London area reportedly are investigating a suspected arson attack at a Jewish primary school.

    The fire at the Talmud Torah Toldos Yakov Yoser school in Hackney, a northeastern London borough, occurred on the night of Sept. 28 and did not result in any injuries, The...

  • Reluctant hero Lalezary honored by L.A.‘s Iranian Jews

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 20, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    In the early hours of Jan. 2, Shervin Lalezary was on only his fourth solo patrol as a Los Angeles reserve sheriff’s deputy. Driving on Sunset Boulevard near Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood, he spotted a minivan that fit the description of one believed to be used by an arsonist who...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Annan to Arafat: Shape Up

    The Palestinians have failed to meet their obligations to curb terrorism, Kofi Annan said. The U.N. secretary-general used unusually blunt language in a private reply to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, who had written Annan to complain...

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