Netanyahu visits Jewish woman burned in Jerusalem firebombing

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a Jewish mother of three injured in a firebombing attack in northern Jerusalem.

Inbar Azrak, 27, was hospitalized with burns at Hadassah Medical Center at Ein Kerem following Monday night’s attack, when a firebomb was thrown at the car in which she was riding with her husband. Her husband was slightly injured; the car was torched.

Netanyahu in his visit to the hospital on Tuesday made reference to the July 31 attack on the West Bank home of a Palestinian family that killed an 18-month-old boy, Ali Saad Dawabsha, and severely wounded his 4-year-old brother and their parents. The attack is believed to be an act of Jewish terrorism.

“Last Friday, I visited baby Ali’s brother, who was injured by a firebomb that was thrown at his house by those who commit acts of terrorism against Arabs,” Netanyahu said. “I have just visited with Inbar, a young woman who was injured by a firebomb that was thrown by those who commit acts of terrorism against Jews. Terrorism is terrorism is terrorism. Our policy is zero tolerance for terrorism, and it does not matter where it comes from. We condemn it and we fight it to the same degree.


“Several days ago the international community joined in my condemnation of terrorism directed against Arabs, and I expect that they will similarly join in vis-a-vis terrorism directed against Jews,” he added. “I am still waiting.”

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