Saturday, August 8, 2015

Father of Toddler Killed in Fire Attack Has Died; Israelis Torched Saad Dawabsheh's W.Bank Home

The father of a Palestinian toddler killed in an arson attack on his home a week ago died today (August 8, 2015) of wounds sustained in the fire, according to the France 24 website.

Suspected Jewish attackers torched the home of Saad Dawabsheh in the West Bank village of Duma on July 31, killing his 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his wife and a second son -- an act that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as terrorism.

A spokeswoman for Soroka hospital in Israel where Dawabsheh had been receiving treatment said he died early today.

The Israeli government -- enraged at violent far-right Jewish groups since the arson attack -- decided to allow harsher interrogations of suspected Jewish militants. It also agreed to detain Israeli citizens suspected of political violence against Palestinians without a trial.

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