Will the Fire in Another Darawshe Family Home in Duma Influence the Direction of Israeli Investigators?


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duma1It is reported on Monday 9 Elul that the Duma village home in the Shechem district of Manur Rashid Darawshe was destroyed in a blaze. The blaze erupted at approximately 05:45 in the morning. The home belongs to Manur Rashid, who is a brother of Saeed Rashid, the victim of an arson attack in that PA (Palestinian Authority) village a number of weeks ago.

Police announced that they are not ruling out the possibility that the fatal blaze last month was carried out by Arabs, but the government, Israel Police and the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) have been operating on the premise the blaze was a so-called ‘price tag’ arson attack carried out by Jews. That blaze led to a new government policy and the administrative arrest, detention or restrictions on the movement of over a dozen Jews. In the latest fire the family members escaped the blaze with minor injuries. A few family members had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

This time around villagers are not pointing a finger of blame at “settlers” as there is no graffiti at the scene. Some reports state the blaze was the cause of an electrical short circuit but there are also reports the blaze was set intentionally as part of an ongoing feud in the village, signaling this was the cause of the first blaze too. It must be pointed out that at the time of this report there is no forensic data linking the two fires. PA police were operating on the scene of the latest blaze during the morning hours on Sunday.

In the first blaze, a 12-month-old boy was killed and his parents sustained serious burns. The father, Saeed Darawshe, 31, died in the hospital and the mother/wife continues to recuperate in an Israeli hospital.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Of course, the whole world blamed the Jews for the first fire. But what is surprising though the Israeli government did the same as the Goyim. If anyone thinks that Israel is the solution to antisemitism, this should be a wakeup call!

  2. Seems no one likes the Darawshe family. First it’s the Jews, or the Arabs, now electricity is trying to kill them.

    @1. Israel isn’t a Jewish state, it’s an American state.

  3. The have been four fires involving the same family in one year. Coupled with the reports of a blood feud involving that family with another family in that community, pretty much explains what happened.

    There is not one shred of evidence against any Jews and Arabs have been caught many times using Hebrew graffiti.

    The only real conclusion as to why the Israeli government acted in this despicable manner is, they were looking for any excuse to lock up those Jews they consider “extremists.”

  4. Uh oh. Its time for that pacifist, Rubi Rivlin to start a new apology tour. No rest for the weary. I’m sure it was those evil Jews who did it. Is there anyone in the Kahana family we can blame?

  5. That dead arab kid seems to fluctuate between 12 and 18 months. From the various reports one can deduce that he was 12 months at the time of the blaze and 18 months when he expired! The blame finger upon the Yidden is always first and foremost no matter the facts, especially the settlers, as they call them, of Yehuda and Shomron!