Father of Toddler Killed in West Bank Arson Dies

- VOA News,August 9, 2015

The father of a Palestinian toddler killed in a firebomb attack on their home last week has died of his injuries, his family and the hospital where he was receiving care said Saturday.

Suspected Jewish extremists are accused in the July 31 pre-dawn attack, in which assailants hurled firebombs into a bedroom of Saed Dawabsheh's home in the West Bank village of Duma.

His 18-month-old son, Ali, died in the fire. Saed Dawabsheh, his wife and their 4-year-old son were seriously injured in the attack.

Dawabsha's wife, Riham, and 4-year-old Ahmed are still being treated at another Israeli hospital.

A spokeswoman for Israel's Soroka Medical Center, where Saed Dawabsheh had been receiving treatment, said he died early on Saturday. He had suffered third-degree burns in the fire.

Hundreds of mourners reportedly gathered for Dawabsheh's funeral Saturday afternoon and Israeli Defense Forces were positioned along the route of the funeral procession, to prevent any violence breaking out.

After news of Dawabsheh's death, Hamas call for "confrontation" with Israel, according to the French news agency AFP.


- 美国之音,2015年8月9日