United States condemns Jewish settler’s terrorist attack on Palestinian baby
The United States strongly condemns the murder of 18-month-old Palestinian Ali Saad Dawabsha and the critical injuries his family sustained.
Newly Appointed U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem Donald Blome said in a press statement:
“My colleagues at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem and I express our deepest condolences to the family and victims of last night’s vicious terrorist attack on a home in the West Bank village of Duma.
We note that authorities have directed security forces to use all means to apprehend the murderers and bring them to justice forthwith, and urge that such steps be taken quickly to bring the perpetrators of this horrific attack to justice.”
Dawabsha was burned to death Friday morning after suspected Jewish settlers set fire to their home in Duma village, in the occupied West Bank. The parents of Ali and his four-year-old brother were also critically injured in the attack, according to Al Jazeera.
Palestinian officials said assailants threw firebombs at two houses, one of which was empty, the other had the baby and family inside.
The hebrew word for “revenge” and a Star of David were found sprayed on the wall of one of the houses that was burned down.
The act of terrorism is believed to be a “price tag” attack, a name given to certain types of attack by radical Jewish settlers and their supporters in the West Bank and in Israel.