West Bank arson attack: Mother of baby victim dies

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West Bank arson attack: Mother of baby victim dies

The firebombing gutted the Dawabsha family home in the West Bank

A Palestinian woman has died of injuries she sustained during an arson attack on her home in the West Bank that killed her husband and infant son.

Riham Dawabsha suffered severe burns to 90% of her body in the July attack, blamed on Israeli settlers.

Ali, her 18-month-old son, died during the attack while her husband succumbed to his injuries a week later.

The deaths provoked international condemnation and led to Israeli and Palestinian protests.

The Dawabsha family's home was one of two houses in the village of Duma set on fire and daubed with slogans in Hebrew, including the word "revenge".

Another son remains in hospital.

Riham's body is expected to be returned from the Israeli hospital where she was being treated to the Palestinian authorities at the entrance to the occupied West Bank.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the attack an act of terrorism.

After the attack, the Israeli government announced new measure to combat vigilante Jewish groups who attack Palestinians and their property, including administrative detention for extremists.

A number of detentions have been made but none in direct connection with the firebombing in Duma.


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