Palestinian baby killed in arson attack ‘by Israeli settlers’

Attackers thought to be Jewish extremists threw Molotov cocktail into West Bank home, killing 18-month-old boy and severely injuring his four-year-old brother and both parents

 An Israeli soldier walks past a house that had been torched in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists killing an 18-month-old Palestinian child, injuring a four-year-old brother and both their parents at Kafr Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus July 31, 2015. Photo: Reuters


An Israeli soldier walks past a house that had been torched in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists killing an 18-month-old Palestinian child, injuring a four-year-old brother and both their parents at Kafr Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus July 31, 2015. Photo: Reuters

It was a scene of chilling, sadistic callousness.

The masked men – almost certainly Jewish settlers – stood over their Palestinian victims as they writhed on the ground in agony, as if admiring the results of their incendiary handiwork.

The attackers, motivated by revenge and their faces concealed in black balaclavas, had just thrown a Molotov cocktail into Sa’ad and Riham Dawabsheh’s home as they and their two infant children slept in the remote West Bank village of Duma early on Friday.

The couple’s youngest child, Ali, 18 months old, died in the resulting blaze. Mr and Mrs Dawabsheh suffered third degree burns and were in critical condition. A second child, Ahmad, four, was left with burns over 60 per cent of his body.

Hebrew graffiti reading “revenge” and “long live the messiah” was spray-painted on the outside walls of the gutted house.

The outrage appeared to be the latest in a spate of so-called “price tag” crimes carried out in recent years by radical Right-wing settlers, who have attacked Palestinian and Christian targets as retribution for a multitude of perceived slights.

Ali Dawabsheh died in the West Bank arson attack

Ali Dawabsheh died in the West Bank arson attack

Read more at The Telegraph

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Categories: Ethnic discrimination, Human rights, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Sociology, Terrorism, World news

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3 replies

  1. Thanks, Fada. Stories such as this don’t receive nearly enough attention in the Western media.

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    • I don’t know what makes US.s media looks separated from some news that takes the world’s attention
      Both avoidance and overcoverage of the news is a sort of bias. May be it is about who owns some big media corporates
      Riots erupted in the WB allover the last week after the death of this innocent baby

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      • I don’t completely understand it either, Fada. Obviously, the Western media does publish these stories, but they do not get the attention that they should. The illegal Israeli settlers get away with murder, and too many of the Israeli authorities look away like “good Germans.” There is a despicable kind of political cowardice evident in these stories.

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