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PHOTOS: Palestinian home set ablaze in overnight attack

Text by Yael Marom
Photos by Oren Ziv / Activestills.org

Huda Abu Ghani in her home. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Huda Abu Ghani in her home, November 23, 2014. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Residents of Khirbet Abu Falah, near Ramallah, reported Sunday morning that settlers set a house in their village on fire, while 50-year-old Huda Abu Ghani was inside. No one was injured, although the building sustained heavy damaged. The phrases, “we will get revenge,” “price tag” and “death to Arabs” were found spray painted on the walls of the house.

The attackers spray painted "death to Arabs" on the outer walls of the house. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

The attackers spray painted “death to Arabs” on the outer walls of the house, November 23, 2014. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

At approximately 3 a.m. Abu Ghani woke up to the sound of someone trying to break into her house. She then heard voices outside speaking in Hebrew, followed by the shattering of windows. After a failed attempt at breaking in, the attackers allegedly spilled flammable liquid and lit the house on fire.

The home that was burned in Khirbet Abu Falah, north of Ramallah. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

The home that was burned in Khirbet Abu Falah, north of Ramallah, November 23, 2014 (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Yael Marom is Just Vision’s public engagement manager in Israel and a co-editor of Local Call, where this article was originally published in Hebrew.

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    1. Baladi Akka 1948

      “Police are currently on the scene”
      99,7% of Khirbet Abu Falah’s land is in Area B and that includes all the inhabited areas, so I guess “police” means Israeli police….. These settler thugs have absolutely nothing to worry about. Oh wait, maybe that woman set fire on her own house.

      http://vprofile.arij.org/ramallah/pdfs/vprofile/khirbet Abu Falah_Vp_En.pdf

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      • leroi O'picasso

        Monument defaced…house burned. Very balanced

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        • Joel

          I didn’t say balanced. 972 could mention the ‘defacement’ in the bottom of it’s article, but chose to ignore it altogether.

          BTW. The ISIS message to the Druze, a heretical Sunni sect, is ‘you’re next’.

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          • Baladi Akka 1948

            Druze is not a “heretical Sunni sext”. It’s rooted in Shia Islam, Ismailism precisely.

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          • Baladi Akka 1948


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      • As is yours.

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    2. Joel, you found the article on YNET, I’ll be it’s on JPost, Ha’aretz, Arutz Sheva and probably, with the Sheldon Adelson growing hegemony in newspapers in israel and united states, it’s all over. Yet you complain that +972 “ignored it altogether”. Deal with it.

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