West Bank, Occupied Territories (IMEMC) – Medical sources have reported, Saturday, that Sa’ad Mohammad Dawabsha, the father of Ali, 18 months of age, who was burnt to death in an Israeli terrorist attack targeting their home last week, has succumbed to his serious wounds.
The sources said Sa’ad, 32 years of age, died at the Soroka Israeli Medical Center in Be’er Sheba (Be’er as-Sabe’) of serious burns to 80% of his body.
His wife, Reham Dawabsha, 27, suffered burns to 90% of her body, and their child, Ahmad, 5 years of age, suffered second-degree burns to 60% of his body.
The Israeli side requested an autopsy, but the family rejected, and said his burial will be held Saturday in his village, Douma, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
After the death of the Palestinian father, the Central Command of the Israeli Army decided to increase military presence in the occupied West Bank, especially in the Nablus district, anticipating extended clashes with the Palestinians.
The infant, Ali Dawabsha, was burnt to death when Israeli terrorists firebombed the family home as they slept; his parents, and his brother Ahmad, four months of age, suffered serious burns and injuries, and were moved to Soroka and Tal HaShomer Medical Centers.
Thousands attend funeral
Thousands of Palestinians participated, on Saturday evening, in the funeral procession and ceremony of Sa’ad Dawabsha who died Saturday of serious burns and injuries resulting from the Israeli terrorist attack on his family home, leading to the death of his baby, Ali, ten days ago.
Dawabsha’s body was moved from an Israeli hospital to the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before being sent to his village, Douma, where his funeral and burial ceremonies were held.
Thousands of Palestinians gathered while the body of the slain Palestinian was on its way to his village, and then participated in the funeral along with dozens of Palestinian political and security leaders, civil-society figures and Arab members of Israeli Knesset.
Ali, the 18-month of age baby, was burnt to death in the terrorist attack on his family home, while his mother Reham, 27 years of age, suffered burns to 90% of her body, and his brother Ahmad, 5 years of age, suffered second-degree burns to 60% of his body.
Palestinian Government spokesperson Ehab Bseiso said, “Extremist Israeli colonizers have carried out 11.000 attacks against unarmed Palestinians and their property, including burning and defacing twenty mosques and five churches.”
Bseiso added, “The Israeli government continues to encourage those crimes by its ongoing incitement, the approval of dozens of thousands of units in its illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank and occupied Jerusalem, and the escalating destruction of Palestinian homes, lands and even entire villages, such as Susiya village near Hebron.