On July 31, racist Israeli settlers set the Dawabsha family home ablaze, burning 18-month-old old Ali Saad Dawabsha to death, inflicting third-degree burns (the most severe kind) on three other family members - his mother, father and brother Ahmed aged four.
The incident reflects a culture of virtual impunity. Extremist settlers rampage unaccountably against Palestinians, committing near-daily acts of violence and vandalism.
The Dawabsha family lost their home. Baby Ali was burned alive in the blaze, his charred body incinerated beyond recognition.
His father Saad perished days later. He couldn’t recover from third-degree burns covering 80% of his body.
On September 5, Maan News reported his wife, Riham, deteriorated seriously, “leaving her in critical condition, her family said…”