Leadership Holds Israeli Government Responsible for Settlers’ Burning Baby to Death

RAMALLAH, July 31, 2015 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Authority Friday condemned the heinous murder of an 18-month-old Ali Saeed Dawabsheh from Duma, South of Nablus and held the Israeli government fully responsible.

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas, held the Israeli government fully responsible for his heinous crime and said it would not have happened if the Israeli government had stopped settlement construction and protecting settlers.

He called on the international community to intervene immediately to end these crimes.  Abu Rudeineh said the leadership would prepare files of settlers’ crimes and present them to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah visited Sa’ad Dawabsheh and his family and joined the funeral procession of their son. He described the murder as “heinous and unforgivable”.

He said the Palestinian government will rebuild any religious site or house destroyed by the Israeli occupation and its settlers and will also provide the family with immediate medical care.

Hamdallah further affirmed the need for immediate international intervention to put an end to the occupation and salvage the two-state solution.

This crime comes only a year after Israeli settlers in Jerusalem kidnapped and burnt to death 17-year-old Mohammad Abu Khudeir.