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Israelis celebrate death of Palestinian toddler

Israelis celebrate death of Palestinian toddler

Occupied Jerusalem - The video, broadcast by an Israeli news programme, has spread online and drawn strong condemnation from Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.



By AFP

Published: Thu 24 Dec 2015, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 25 Dec 2015, 10:25 PM

Israeli authorities said on Thursday they had opened an investigation into a video showing gun-wielding Jewish extremists at a wedding celebrating the death of a Palestinian toddler in a firebombing.
The video, broadcast by an Israeli news programme, has spread online and drawn strong condemnation from Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
It shows attendees at the wedding of a radical right-wing couple dancing with guns, knives and at least one unlit molotov cocktail, while also stabbing a picture of the toddler killed in a firebombing blamed on Jewish extremists.
Israeli media reported that the groom has previously been questioned over acts of "Jewish terrorism" while other attendees were friends or relatives of suspects arrested over the July firebombing.
Netanyahu called the video "shocking" and said it showed "the true face of a group that constitutes a danger to Israeli society and to the security of Israel."
Meanwhile, four Palestinians were killed on Thursday, among them three who Israel said were carrying out attacks on soldiers in the West Bank, the latest in a three month-long wave of unrelenting violence. The separate incidents came as revellers were gathering for Christmas celebrations. - AFP, AP
 


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