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12-year-old boy seriously wounded in suspected arson attack in south

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A 12-year-old boy was seriously wounded on Saturday when a garage in the southern town of Hura went up in flames after a suspected arson attack targeted a nearby store.

The boy was taken to the Soroka Medical Center in nearby Beersheba with second- and third-degree burns to all parts of his body.

According to police, a number of men arrived at a telephone store in the town in the southern Negev Desert, and set it alight.

The flames then apparently spread to nearby buildings, including the garage — police had initially believed that the automobile repair shop was the target.

The Kan public broadcaster said it was suspected that the arson attack was part of an ongoing dispute within the Bedouin Al-Qian........

© The Times of Israel

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