Photographs have emerged of the 18-month-old child killed in an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank.
Ali Saad Dawabsha died after masked individuals reportedly threw two Molotov cocktails into his family home in Duma, near Nablus early on Friday morning.
The family of four were sleeping during the attack, with Ali’s father Sa’ad able to rescue four-year-old son Ahmed, who was burnt on over 60 per cent of his body, and wife Rehan, who sustained 90 per cent burns, but unable to find his youngest son.
Images of the toddler started to emerge as outrage over the attack, just over a year since a Palestinian teenager was killed, mounted online.
1 year old. Burned alive by Israeli settlers. Tiny Ali Dawabsheh is wrapped in a Palestinian flag before being buried pic.twitter.com/gqrpQUodKD— Rori Donaghy (@roridonaghy86) July 31, 2015
Ali Dawabsha, the baby who was murdered last night in Duma, West Bank. pic.twitter.com/V82mw8K4vA— Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) July 31, 2015
18month old Ali Saad Dawabsha Palestinian baby burned to death by Israeli settlers: what will be done? What justice will flow?— Jon Snow (@jonsnowC4) July 31, 2015
Israel’s defence minister confirmed the family had been taken to a hospital in nearby Nablus, but that they would be transferred to Israeli hospitals.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the “terror attack.”
He told the Jerusalem Post: “Israel deals harshly with terrorism, no matter who the perpetrators are”.
However, the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) tweeted on Friday morning that they held the Israeli government “fully responsible”.
PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat called for the international community to intervene.
“We call upon the international community to end its policy of empty statements and to finally do something to protect Palestinians,” he told the Jerusalem Post.Reuse content