Two Suspects Arrested for Arson of Jewish Family’s Home in Sheikh Jarrah

Thus far four suspects were arrested for the attack in the East Jerusalem neighborhood

Nir Hasson
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Sheikh Jarrah residents sitting around a bonfire, on Tuesday.
Sheikh Jarrah residents sitting around a bonfire, on Tuesday. Credit: Emil Salman
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson

Two more suspects in the arson attack on the home of a Jewish family in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood were arrested Wednesday by the Israel Police and the Shin Bet security service.

The two were taken in for questioning and the security services are expected to seek a court order extending their detention.

Earlier in the week, two others were arrested in connection with the firebombing, and eight Molotov cocktails were found at the home of one of the two. A gag order has been imposed on additional details in the case.

No one was injured in the attack, which over the weekend targeted the home of the Yushuvayev family, one of the few Jewish families in their section of the predominantly Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah.

The family had previously been subjected to harassment for a considerable period and their car has been torched several times.

Following the attack, far-right Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir reestablished a makeshift parliamentary office in the neighborhood, sparking clashes between residents, activists and police on Saturday and Sunday.

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