08/08/2015, 00.00
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Nablus, father of 18 month old burned alive in settler attack, dies

The man, 32, died of the second-degree burns sustained during the attack. His wife and eldest son of four remain in critical condition.

Jerusalem (AsiaNews / Agencies) – The father of the Palestinian child of a year and a half who was burned alive on July 31, in the arson attack on their house in Duma, near Nablus, by Israeli settlers, has died.

Dawabsha Saad, 32, died in an Israeli hospital, where he was being treated for second-degree burns that covered his body. His wife and 4 year old son remain in critical condition. His funeral will be held today.

According to eyewitnesses, Israeli settlers threw firebombs into the house and, before fleeing, wrote "revenge" and "long live the messiah" on the walls. Saad and his wife Riham were able to rescue their eldest son, Ahmad, but not the little Ali, who died almost immediately.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has branded the attack as "terrorist."

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