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Mother of Palestinian baby killed in arson attack dies

Duma - The three slain Dawabsheh family members: Father Saed,   mother Reham and baby Ali (Photo: Hassan Shaalan)

Reham Dawabsheh, the mother of a Palestinian toddler killed in a firebomb attack blamed on Jewish extremists died of her wounds early Monday in hospital.

On July 31, assailants hurled firebombs into a bedroom of the family’s home in the West Bank village of Duma in a pre-dawn attack. Eighteen-month-old Ali Dawabsheh perished in the flames. His father who was also wounded in the attack died last month.

Reham, 27, suffered from burns to 90 percent of her body and has been fighting for her life at the Tel HaShomer Medical Center in Ramat Gan for a little over five weeks.

Her baby son Ali Dawabsheh was burned to death and killed instantly, while her husband Saed Dawabsheh, who suffered burns to 80 percent, fought for his life for a little over a week before succumbing to his wounds.

Her elder son, four-year-old Ahmad, is suffering from burns to 60 percent of his body and still in serious condition, but has shown positive signs when he woke up and communicated with his surroundings only a day before his father died.

Read the full story at YNET NEWS, by Rotem Elizera



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