Saad Dawabsheh, father of burned toddler Ali, today died of wounds sustained in an Israeli arson attack on July 31.

Father of burned toddler dies of wounds sustained in the arson attack

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Saad Dawabsheh, father of toddler Ali Dawabsheh who was burned to death in an Israeli settler arson attack on his home a week ago, Saturday died of wounds he sustained in the fire.

Extremist Israeli settlers have torched the home of Saad Dawabsheh in the West Bank village of Duma on July 31, killing his 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his wife and a second son, an act that Israel’s prime minister referred to it as “terrorism” and “Jewish extremism.”

On Monday, The Director of Tel Hashomer Hospital where the Family of infant martyr Ali Dawabsheh receives treatment said the family needs one year in ICU after the elapse of the state of danger. However, the father was announced dead today.

As for the mother, the official said that she was in danger of dying in the current stage.

The Palestinian Minister of Health Jawad Awwad said that an improvement has been noticed on the child’s little brother who suffers burns in his legs.

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IIsraeli occupation police on Wednesday morning announced that they were not able to identify the settler who torched home of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsheh.

Israeli police spokeswoman, Luba Samri, in a statement on Tuesday said that the police was still working on the case, but needs more leads.

In a post on its official Facebook page, the police wrote that it “asks for the help of the public in the investigation of the arson and murder in Duma Village.”

“Anyone who has in their possession information or any detail that could help in deciphering the murder is asked to contact the phone number: 050-8386626,” wrote the police.

The Knesset recently passed bill against “Jewish extremism” that can imprison an attacker only up to 6-months of “administrative imprisonment.”

Israeli Channel 10 said that security sources have pointed the finger towards an illegal outpost in the eastern Shilo area in the West bank which, according to the sources, have “a history” of hostility with the Palestinian villages in the area.

While the police recently arrested far-right activist Meir Ettinger, he has not been named as a suspect in the attack, said 124.

Ettinger, whose grandfather Meir Kahane founded the racist anti-Arab movement Kach, was arrested on Monday “because of his activities in a Jewish extremist organization,” a spokesman for the Shin Bet internal security service told AFP.

Police said Ettinger, who is aged around 20, was suspected of “nationalist crimes” but did not accuse him of direct involvement in last week’s firebombing of a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank, in which a toddler was burned to death.

Haaretz reported Ettinger was linked to last month’s arson attack on the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The church was damaged and two people injured.


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