Newspaper Review: Father of Palestinian Toddler Killed in Settlers’ Arson Attack Dies of Wounds

RAMALLAH, August 9, 2015 (WAFA) – Palestinian Arabic dailies focused in their Sunday issue on the death of Saad Dawabsheh, the father of a Palestinian toddler killed in an arson attack by Jewish extremists in the village of Duma, south of Nablus, on July 31.

They said Saad died of wounds he sustained during the predawn arson attack on his home, which also left his wife, Reham, and his son, Ahmed, seriously burnt and injured.

Meanwhile, al-Quds and al-Ayyam said Jewish settlers attacked a Palestinian-owned house to the south of Nablus with Molotov cocktails on Saturday, however, there were no reports of casualties.

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said a medical committee in the Israeli Soroka hospital in Beersheba, where Palestinian hunger striking detainee Mohammad Allan from Nablus is being treated due to severe deterioration on his health, permitted physicians at the hospital to force-feed him in case his life was in danger.

Covering this issue, Minister of Prisoners Affairs Issa Qaraqi was reported in al-Quds newspaper as calling to refer the issue of force-feeding prisoners to the International Criminal court (ICC).

Al-Quds said Palestinians in Aida refugee camp last Saturday night thwarted an attempt by Jewish extremists to kidnap a Palestinian child.

Al-Quds said a total of 141 terrorist attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians were documented since the beginning of 2015.

Al-Ayyam said more Palestinian prisoners joined the ongoing hunger strike by some 120 Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli Nafha prison in protest of a recent surge in maltreatment and suppression by the Israeli prison authorities.

Al-Quds said an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft fell in Gaza northern sea.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida quoted Yuval Diskin, former director of the Israeli Internal Security Service Shabak, as warning of possible attempts by extremist Jewish groups to form a Jewish state that enforces Jewish law.

Al-Quds said a Jewish organization handed the Sarhan family in East Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood a judicial order to confiscate three homes belonging to the family, under the pretext the homes were the property of three Yemenite Jews before 1948.