The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by Zionist settlers were fighting for their lives on Saturday, as protests over the arson attack entered a second day.
The firebombing of the family’s home in the occupied West Bank, which killed 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha, sparked an international outcry over the Israel brutal attacks.
His father Saad was being treated for third-degree burns at the Soroka hospital in southern Israel, where a spokeswoman described his condition as “critical”.
Mother Riham and four-year-old brother Ahmed were being treated at Tel Hashomer hospital near Tel Aviv, where a spokeswoman described their condition as life-threatening.
The family’s small brick and cement home in the village of Duma was gutted by fire, and a Jewish Star of David spray-painted on a wall along with the words “revenge” and “long live the Messiah”.
Palestinian protesters took to the streets across the West Bank, including east Al-Quds (Jerusalem), triggering clashes with the Israeli occupation army.
North of Ramallah, troops shot Laith Khaldi, 17. He was pronounced martyred early on Saturday.
On Saturday morning, Palestinians and Zionist settlers clashed near Kusra in the northern West Bank, trading volleys of stones until the occupation army declared the area a closed military zone.
In east Jerusalem, some 10 Palestinians were wounded in overnight clashes with Israeli police, Palestinian sources said.