“Here in Douma is where it all began,” a senior Israeli military official told Al-Monitor, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We date the start of the current wave of terrorism to the murder of the Henkins on Oct. 1, but there is no doubt that the seeds were planted on July 31, when the Dawabsha family was burned to death in their home in the village of Douma. The fact that this incident has not been resolved by the Shin Bet, but the murderers of the Henkins were caught just four days after the attack, has caused considerable unrest among the Palestinians.” This is an accurate description of the current state of affairs.
Riddled by conspiracy theories, the Palestinian street was convinced that the Shin Bet and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were not really trying to catch the murderers who had burned Saad and Riham Dawabsha to death along with their infant son, Ali. Another son, Ahmed, 5, suffered severe burns in the incident and remains hospitalized.