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Arson attack: young father buried next to baby son in West Bank

Arson attack: young father buried next to baby son in West Bank
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By Euronews with Reuters, AFP
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Huge crowds gathered for the funeral in the West Bank of 32-year-old Saad Dawabsha. The young father died of his injuries following an arson attack

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Huge crowds gathered for the funeral in the West Bank of 32-year-old Saad Dawabsha.

The young father died of his injuries following an arson attack on his home which was blamed on Jewish settlers.

Saed, le père #d'#AliDawabsheh a succombé à ses blessures. Qu'Allah leur ouvre les portes du Paradis #Palestinepic.twitter.com/YHFaPuwVyJ

— Mouâd Alohanews معاذ (@MouSalhi) 8 Août 2015

Mr Dawabsha had second-degree burns to most of his body and died in hospital.

His son Ali, who was 18 months old, died in the attack in the West Bank village of Duma on July 31st.

His wife and a second son aged four were also seriously injured and remain in a critical condition in hospital.

Rabbis for Human Rights visit the #Duma house http://t.co/MJp2nqDbUSpic.twitter.com/uBsXfHdY7G

— Abbs Winston (@AbbsWinston) 2 Août 2015

The family home was firebombed during the night by suspected Jewish militants. Slogans in Hebrew were daubed on the walls, including one spelling “revenge”.

PM Netanyahu spoke with PA Chairman Abbas and said everyone in Israel was shocked by the reprehensible terrorism against the Dawabsha family

— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) 31 Juillet 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described it as an act of terrorism and has vowed to catch those responsible.

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