Palestinian Toddler Released from Hospital Year after Israelis Burned His Family to Death
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Ahmad Dawabsha, six-year-old, severely injured in the arson attack that took place in the town of Duma in the Nablus district in July 2015, and has undergone a series of complicated surgeries since.
The young boy will have to return to the hospital for weekly checkups, and is expected to undergo additional surgeries over the coming months, most of them plastic surgeries to help reconstruct parts of his body and face that were severely burned, Ma’an news agency reported.
Two Israelis suspects were indicted for murder for in January; five months the tragic rampage which provoked international condemnation.
The infant’s parents, Riham and Saad, later died from severe burns, leaving then four-year-old Ahmad Dawabsha the only surviving member of the family.
According to rights group Yesh Din, over 85 percent of investigations into violence committed by Israeli Regime’s settlers against Palestinians are closed without indictments and only 1.9 percent of complaints submitted by Palestinians against Israeli settler attacks result in a conviction.
Attacks by settlers are often carried out under the armed protection of Israeli forces who rarely make efforts to protect Palestinians from such attacks.
More than 500,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East (Al-Quds) Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law, with recent announcements of settlement expansion provoking condemnation from the international community.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), there were a total of 221 reported settler attacks against Palestinians and their properties in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem in 2015