Dawabsha Released from Hospital a Year After Settler Arson Attack Killed His Family

A settler attack killed Ahmad Dawabsha's parents and baby brother. (Photo: via 124 News)

Nearly one year after his parents and 18-month-old brother were murdered in an arson attack on their home by Jewish extremists, six-year-old Ahmad Dawabsha was released from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, on Friday, according to Israeli media.

The young boy was severely injured in the high-profile attack that took place in the town of Duma in the Nablus district in July 2015, and has since undergone a series of complicated surgeries.

Dawabsha was released to the care of Hussein Dawabsha, his maternal grandfather, with whom he will live in Duma, Haaretz stated.

The young boy will have to return to the hospital for weekly check-ups, and is expected to undergo additional surgeries over the coming months, most of them aimed at reconstructing parts of his body and face that were severely burned.

Two Israeli suspects were indicted for murder for the incident in January, five months after suspects belonging to a Jewish terror organization committed the arson attack resulting in the death of 18-month-old Ali Saad.

According to rights group, Yesh Din, over 85 percent of investigations into violence committed by Israeli settlers against Palestinians are closed without indictments and only 1.9 percent of complaints submitted by Palestinians against Israeli settler attacks result in a conviction.


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