Autopsy confirms Palestinian infant was ‘burned alive’ by Israeli Squatters

Ma`an News Agency | – –

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Justice Ministry autopsy confirmed that the 18-month-old Palestinian who was killed in an arson attack on Friday was burned alive.

Minister of Justice Salim al-Saqqa said there was soot inside of the baby’s body, which indicates he was alive when his body caught fire.

al-Saqqa said the baby’s body was completely blackened, his features had melted, parts of his extremities disintegrated from the burns, while parts of the lungs and rib cage had melted.

The infant was killed when suspected Israeli settlers smashed the windows of two homes in Duma village near Nablus, throwing flammable liquids and Molotov cocktails inside and catching the homes ablaze.

The infant, Ali Saad Dawabsha, was trapped inside the family’s home as the fire spread and died shortly after.

His parents and four-year-old brother were left with severe burns.

The mother was in critical condition with third-degree burns covering 90 percent of her body, an Israeli doctor told public radio. The father had burns on 80 percent of his body and the son 60 percent, with all of their lives in danger.

Via Ma’an News Agency


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Aljazeera English: ” Funeral held for Palestinian baby killed in arson attack”

5 Responses

  1. Hazel

    @JudgeDewie hopefully people are a lot more outraged about this than the shooting of a lion. Yes, it was wrong,but this was a baby

  2. PM Netanyahu has visited the family of the deceased toddler at the hospital.

    Just a few months ago he lauded Rabbi Moshe Levinger as a “great example” at his funeral. Levinger had previously been imprisoned for homicide for shooting a Palestinian shopkeeper and had been charged ten times prior for violence in connection with his settlement activism.

    It will be interesting to see what Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked will say or do regarding this incident. One recalls that, as a member of the Knesset, she posted on her Facebook site, an essay by an extremist settler calling for genocide against Palestinians shortly before Mohammed Abu Khdeir was burned to death last summer after being kidnapped.

  3. This horrific behavior is expected from some people who are taught by fundamentalist clerics.
    Consider question 22 of the Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Quiz: Who, in a 2009 book widely discussed in the Israeli press, declared it religiously permissible to kill gentile (non-Jewish) children because of “the future danger that will arise if they are allowed to grow into evil people like their parents”?
    Answer: In 2009 two rabbis from the Od Yosef Hai yeshiva located in the settlement of Yitzhar near Nablus, Yitzhak Shapira and Yosef Elitzur, published a book called “The Law of the King.” “The book’s repeated themes are that a Jew’s life is worth more than a gentile’s, and that for a Jew to kill a gentile is a lesser sin than killing another Jew….Indeed, they claim, there is even a basis in religious law to argue that [gentile] children may be intentionally targeted, ‘if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us [Jews].’…” (Apparently, ultra-Orthodoxy is premised on racism. As a result, the ultra-Orthodox are raised on hatred of the gentile—with an Arab being the ultimate gentile.) link to

    • Iraqi-born Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who died in 2013 at the age of 93, chaired the ultraorthodox Shas Party; this party has historically, along with ultraorthodox United Torah Judaism, formed a highly influential political bloc in the Knesset that has usually joined Likud in a coalition government – and been generally successful in keeping liberals outside of any governing coalition.

      Rabbi Yosef has made similar controversial pronouncements:

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  4. Loreena

    It is terribly sad! #Assad doing the same thing! Why no one can’t stop this? #Netanyahu should be accuse of crime against humanity!

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