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Funeral held for Palestinian toddler killed in arson attack

A funeral has taken place for an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler who died in a suspected arson attack by "Jewish terrorists".

Dozens marched through the streets following the funeral procession. Credit: Reuters

Ali Dawabshe was buried shortly after his death in line with Muslim tradition. The body is also washed and wrapped in cloth.

A mourner breaks down in tears. Credit: Reuters

The death has sparked outrage among Israeli's and president Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered security forces to "use all means" to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Mourners watch from rooftops as Ali is laid to rest. Credit: Reuters

Mother of Palestinian toddler has 90% burns to her body

The mother of the Palestinian toddler who died in a suspected arson attack in the West Bank has 90% burns to her body.

The woman, who is about 26, suffered third degree burns while her other son who is four has 60% second degree burns.

One official said: "Unfortunately they are both in resuscitation with fluids, they are both intubated and are on mechanical ventilation."

Eighteen-month-old Ali Dawabshe was killed in the fire which is suspected of being started by Jewish settlers.

'Revenge' and Star of David daubed on wall after attack

Suspected Jewish terrorists who killed a toddler in an arson attack wrote the word 'revenge' next to a Star of David on the wall of the targeted house.

Star of David graffiti and the word 'revenge' daubed on the wall. Credit: APTN

Eighteen-month-old Ali Dawabshe died in the fire, and three of his family members were wounded.

The inside of the house after the fire. Credit: APTN

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the atrocity and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

Security services have surrounded the property. Credit: APTN


Palestinian toddler killed in arson named as Ali Dawabshe

A relative holds a picture of Ali. Credit: Reuters

A Palestinian toddler killed in an arson attack by suspected Jewish terrorists has been named as Ali Dawabshe.

The 18-month-old died and three of his family members, including his four-year-old brother, were injured.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the attack and ordered Ali's killers be brought to justice.

In a statement, he added: "On behalf of Israel's citizens, I would like to share in the sorrow of Ali Dawabshe's family and wish a quick recovery to injured family members."

Israeli PM 'shocked over reprehensible and horrific act'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Reuters

The Israeli Prime Minister has condemned a terror attack which killed a toddler and ordered security forces to "use all means" to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "shocked over this reprehensible and horrific act".

He added: "This is an act of terrorism in every respect. The Government of Israel is united in its strong opposition to such deplorable and awful acts."

West Bank arson attack branded 'barbaric act of terror'

An arson attack which killed an 18-month-old Palestinian boy and critically injured three others in West Bank is "nothing short of a barbaric act of terrorism," Israel said.

The burnt out house after the arson attack which killed a toddler. Credit: Reuters

The attack in the early hours is believed to have been carried out by Jewish extremists.

Palestinian official Ghasan Gaghlas said the assailants broke the window of a house and flung a burning object inside, "causing a quick and huge fire".

A pair of shoes are among little left following the fire. Credit: Reuters

They also scrawled Hebrew graffiti on the walls including "Long live the Messiah" and "price tag", as the attacks are known.

Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon said the country would not allow "Jewish terrorists" to carry out such acts.

He added: "We will fight against them firmly and with all means and tools at our disposal."

Palestinian toddler killed in suspected arson attack

An 18-month-old Palestinian child has been killed in a suspected arson attack by Jewish extremists in the occupied West Bank.

Several people were injured in the house fire in a village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli police said.

The attack occurred in a village close to the city of Nablus. Credit: Google Maps

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the "Price Tag" slogan used in the past by extremist Israelis was painted on the walls of the family home.

"This is a suspected attack with nationalist motives," Ms Samri said.

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