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Video shows Jewish zealots celebrating Palestinian baby's death

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 01:31

Wedding party video of Jewish zealots celebrating a Palestinian baby's death by arson sparks outrage in Israel and inflames the debate on Jewish violence. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Video seized by Israeli investigators, showing a wedding party celebrating the death of a Palestinian baby, is sparking outrage in Israel. In the video, a Jewish zealot is seen stabbing a knife at the picture of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh, who was killed in a West Bank arson attack in July. The boy and his parents died when their home was set ablaze in the village of Duma. Israeli officials described the incident as "Jewish terrorism." The toddler's grandfather, Mohammad Hamoud, learned about the video... and was at a loss for words. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) TODDLER'S GRANDFATHER, MOHAMMAD HAMOUD, SAYING: "More than condemning, what can we do? What can we say? We only condemn their acts." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the wedding video shows the "true face" of a group that's dangerous for Israeli society. Israeli Foreign Minister spokesman Emanuel Nahshon called the incident "disgusting". (SOUNDBITE) (English) ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, EMANUEL NAHSHON, SAYING: "The people of Israel strongly reject and condemn the celebration of murder which took place in a wedding of extreme right Israeli activists." Israel has hinted that indictments may be imminent in the arson case -- which contributed to the outbreak of the worst Palestinian street violence in years. Police also say they are investigating whether the actions at the wedding -- which Israel's Channel 10 says took place in Jerusalem last week -- constituted an incitement to violence.

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Video shows Jewish zealots celebrating Palestinian baby's death

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 01:31