Toddler Dawabsheh’s mother announced “clinically dead”

PNN/ Bethlehem/

Riham Dawabsheh, the mother of 18-month-old toddler Ali Dawabsheh who was burned to death in an Israeli settler arson attack, on Saturday was announced clinically dead due to her injuries.

The family spokesperson, Nasser Dawabsheh said that Reham’s organs have stopped working, except for her heart.

Her family have been called to the hospital amid concerns that she might not survive the next 24 hours.

The mother sustained third-level burns in the arson attack on her house in Duma village northern West Bank, on 31 July.

Reham’s son, Ali, was killed on the spot, and his father, Sa’ad died of his wounds one week later. Ahmed, the family’s 4-year-old son who was also injured in the attack, remains in hospital.

Since the Duma attack, Israel claimed to conduct a crackdown on “Jewish extremism”. However, the Israeli police announced they were unable to identify the attacker, and asked for help to find leads to the suspect.

The IOF detained an unknown number of suspects, but these were released without providing any details.