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West Bank arson: Dead Palestinian child's father dies of wounds

August 8, 2015 5:19 pm

A Palestinian man whose child was killed in an arson attack blamed on Jewish settlers has died of his injuries.

Saad Dawabsha, 32, died in an Israeli hospital where he was being treated for second-degree burns to most of his body.

His son Ali, 18 months, died in the attack in the village of Duma in the occupied West Bank on 31 July.

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His mother and his four-year-old brother remain in critical condition.

Hundreds of people turned out as Saad Dawabsha was buried in Duma on Saturday.

In last week’s attack the family’s small home was firebombed in the night, and daubed with slogans in Hebrew, including the word “revenge”.

Palestinians have accused Jewish settlers of carrying out the attack; Israel has not said whether it holds settlers responsible, and an investigation is ongoing.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the attack an act of terrorism and has said every effort will be made to catch the culprits.

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