Jewish terrorists set a Palestinian family’s private home ablaze, killing 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsheh and injuring three of the baby’s family members, in the village of Douma, near the West Bank city of Nablus, during early morning hours local time on July 31. The attack was all but claimed by extremists affiliated with the “price-tag” movement, with graffiti reading “long live the Messiah" written in Hebrew across a wall near the macabre scene.
The violence of “price-tag” incidents – a euphemistic phrase for Jewish extremists carrying out attacks against Palestinians and Israeli security forces – has been escalating for years. The term stems from graffiti that accompanies the actual attacks, often left spray-painted on a wall at the crime scene – a church on the shores of the Galilee, a mosque near Bethlehem, a Palestinian family’s home in Sinjil – that the extremists have targeted. Notably, the attacks – such as the one in which several cars were set ablaze and scrawled with hateful graffiti reading, “Death to the Arabs,” near Ramallah – have often occurred in areas under total Israeli control, further underscoring the responsibility of the state to protect Palestinians from such attacks.
The deadly Jewish terrorist attack that left baby Ali dead was not a sudden escalation of brutal violence; true, the attack marks the first time any suspects affiliated with the movement have committed murder, but the attacks have been steadily escalating in their brutality for years.
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The deadly Jewish terrorist attack that left baby Ali dead was not a sudden escalation of brutal violenceBrooklyn Middleton