Libel Debunked: Jews Threw Molotov Cocktail at Arab Home in Jaffa

Earlier this week, Israel-haters like Middle East Eye alleged “far-right Israeli mobs” threw a molotov cocktail at the home of a 12-year-old palestinian (read: Israeli Arab) boy in Jaffa, badly burning him.

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While there has been violence between Jews and Arabs, it turns out Arab-Israelis were behind the molotov cocktail attack, thinking the house belonged to Jews.

Two Arab-Israeli are being accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a home located in the port city of Jaffa, which left severe third-degree burns on a 12-year-old Arab boy.

This incident, which shocked the Israeli public, was initially attributed to radical Jews, in the wake of inter-communal violence that has erupted in recent days.

The two suspects, who were caught on surveillance cameras before fleeing, were actually targeting a house inhabited by Jews and had hit the “wrong” target.

Police arrested one of the suspects and were still pursuing the other, spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Saturday, adding there was a gag order on the suspects’ identities.

Physicians Tel Hashomer Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan said on Monday that the boy’s condition was steadily improving.

“We hope and believe that he will fully recover from the complicated injuries he suffered,” said Dr. Itai Pesach, director of the Safra Children’s Hospital.

Of course the posts blaming it on Jews are all still up, and the damage is done.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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