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Mohammed Jantazi, 12, treated at Sheba Medical Center for the burns he sustained during the firebombing of his home last month
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The Jantazi family home in Jaffa after it was firebombed

3 arrested over Jaffa home firebombing that seriously hurt boy, 12

Security forces say suspects, who are residents of Ajami neighborhood of city, planned to attack Jewish-owned homes in area out of nationalist motive, fleeing the scene after realizing they misidentified the house inhabited by Arab family

Eli Senyor, Yoav Zitun |
Published: 06.09.21 , 19:04
Three men were arrested Wednesday over the firebombing of an Arab-owned home in Jaffa last month that seriously injured a 12-year-old boy.
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  • The suspects, who live near the family's house in the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa, were apprehended in a joint operation by police and the Shin Bet domestic security service.
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    The Jantazi family home in Jaffa after it was firebombed
    The attack - which took place amid a wave of violence in mixed cities across Israel in May - was captured on surveillance cameras, which showed two suspects throwing the incendiary device into the family's home and then bolting away.
    According to the Shin Bet, the assailants were planning to firebomb Jewish-owned homes in the area in revenge for the clashes in Lod and on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, but due to a misidentification they threw a Molotov cocktail into the home of the Jantazi family.
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    "After the suspects realized they had made a mistake, they ran from the scene despite their plan to firebomb other Jewish-owned properties in the area," the domestic security agency said.
    As part of the investigation, officials also uncovered several weapons hidden by the suspects and their associates.
    The suspects were due to be indicted in the coming days.
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    Mohammed Jantazi, 12, treated at Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv for the burns he sustained during the firebombing of his home last month
    (Photo: Hadar Yoavian)
    Shortly after the attack, Mohammed Jantazi was taken to the hospital where he was treated with severe burns. His sister was also wounded in the incident.
    The boy's father Sabri Jantazi said that a Molotov cocktail ignited a fire in the living room where he and his family were sitting.
    "My children were right by the window. Suddenly, someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window and burned our living room. My son was sustained severe burns to his face, while his sister was only lightly injured," said Jantazi.
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