Israeli policemen check the scene near the body of a Palestinian killed by the military in the West Bank.
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Israel said Thursday it has arrested a number of alleged Jewish extremists over the firebombing of a Palestinian home that killed a toddler and his parents, in an attack that drew international condemnation.A legal representative of one suspect held over the arson appeared in court in the Israeli city of Lod Thursday to request access to speak with his client, but was refused, he said.The arson attack drew renewed attention to Jewish extremism and accusations Israel had not done enough to address the problem.Young Jewish men from illegal settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank and known as the "hilltop youth" have been blamed for violence and vandalism targeting Palestinians, Christian holy sites and even Israeli military property.In the first, an Israeli soldier and a bystander were wounded in a West Bank gun attack, the army said, before the assailant, reportedly a member of the Palestinian security forces, was shot dead.
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