Palestinian infant ‘burned alive’ while asleep at home



Palestinian infant ‘burned alive’ while asleep at home

In the Palestinian village of Duma in the West Bank, the interior walls of the one-floor home were blackened and still radiated heat as Israeli police surveyed the scene on Friday morning. 


A brown couch was covered in white ash as charred debris lay strewn around the property. A second house nearby, which was empty, was also set on fire.

Inside the torched home, relatives scraped through the ash and soot to salvage any belongings. They found a partly burned picture of the slain child and his bottle, (Pictured) still one-third full of milk.

Mohammed Ibrahim Dawabsheh, a neighbor, said he saw the mother running out of the house on fire and then covered her with a sheet to try to extinguish her flaming body. 

His son, Ibrahim, said he saw two masked men flee the scene. Another neighbor, Mohammed Dawabsheh, said he tried to push into the blaze to save the child but the flames were too strong.

“I never imagined that this could happen, that someone could come and burn people alive while they are sleeping,'' said Hassan Dawabsheh, the slain child's uncle. ``I don't know what those people were thinking. What do they have inside their hearts and minds?''

The Israeli military said it sent troop reinforcements to the West Bank, fearing the incident could trigger unrest. Hamas, the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza, called for a day of rage over the incident.—AP
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