Seven Israelis were arrested overnight on Sunday in Adei Ad in the West Bank, after joint raids by Israel Police and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), according to Honenu, an organization that assists Jews accused of acts of violence against Arabs.
An attorney is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest.
The arrests come after Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon was reported to approve even more arrests of settlers accused of committing acts of terror against Palestinians, Israel Radio said.
Still, Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki said Saturday that the “extremist right-wing Israeli government” is fully responsible for the arson attack, he said, claiming it is not doing anything to fight Jewish terrorism.
The Palestinian Authority pledged to pursue Israel diplomatically and Hamas called for a violent response to the death Saturday of Sa’ad Dawabsha, from burns he sustained in the terrorist attack on his home in the West Bank village of Duma on July 31.
Sa’ad, 31, is the second victim of the attack, which also claimed the life of his son, 18-month-old Ali, a toddler who was burned alive in his crib when the house was torched before dawn, allegedly by Jewish terrorists.
Hundreds of mourners filled the roads of Duma on Saturday during Sa’ad’s funeral. Once the procession was over, Palestinians burned tires on the road leading into the village, prompting the army to close it temporarily, according to the IDF. Following the funeral, several dozen Palestinians threw rocks at IDF soldiers.
The soldiers did not respond.