Toddler killed in suspected Jewish settler ‘revenge’ attack on Palestinian home

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A mourner reacts next to the body of 18-month-old Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsheh, who was killed after his family's house was set to fire in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists in Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus July 31, 2015. Photo by Ammar Awad   courtesy of Reuters

A mourner reacts next to the body of 18-month-old Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsheh, who was killed after his family's house was set to fire in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists in Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus July 31, 2015. Photo by Ammar Awad courtesy of Reuters

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The home in a village near Nablus was firebombed before dawn and graffiti in Hebrew reading "revenge" was scrawled outside, below a Star of David. Israel's prime minister called it "terrorism."

  • Joseph

    It is a very sad day, one more child is murdered by hate. Hate that is feed by religious believes. The land occupation is just the excuse behind the religious theme.

  • Matthew

    Hate fueled violence like this keeps happening throughout Palestine, yet somehow some Evangelicals worship the State of Israel which foments it through their military occupation of Palestine. All while Israel keeps marginalizing and suppressing the ancient Christian communities of Jerusalem. Wake up Christians!

  • Larry

    At least in Palestine, at this point, its just a matter of drawing up a border and removing settlements.

    Israel’s opportunity for ethnically cleansing the West Bank through colonization has long passed. The settlements are a sticking point for Israel’s allies and a security hazard for the nation. They are no longer useful for Israel.

  • Jack

    Matthew, we are awakened and we don’t buy your pro-terrorist propaganda. Not a single word in your post will do anything to honor the memory of the child that was killed nor bring real peace to Israel and her neighbors.

    The way to peace is for the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a sovereign Jewish state and for both sides to negotiate…..but thanks to people like you, the Palestinians have no incentive to do so.

  • Jack

    Yes, pray for the imminent return of the Prince of Peace.

  • Sister Geraldine Marie, OP, RN, PHN

    A hateful, barbarous act of cowardice!
    “VIOLENCE IS AN ENEMY TO JUSTICE!”
    The Holy Land belongs EQUALLY to both Jews and Palestinians and with prayer, good will and hard work, they can live together peacefully.
    Anyone who teaches hate, especially among the young, does not have faith.

  • Jack

    Jews and Arabs actually do live peacefully in most of Israel.

  • Fran

    Yes, Jack, and for God’s kingdom to come, and God’s will to be done, in heaven and also upon earth.

    That heavenly government, with Jesus as its King, will be the only source of peace and security for people of all nations on earth (Isaiah 11:1-9) during its millennial rule.

  • Zorash mazarakhi

    No peace will happen in occupied palastine, it is a known fact in all 3 religious. Occupation is occupation no matter what you call it. Europeans are smart to push jews way far from Europe to not have to deal with their crazy plans. Also it is a great business for their weapon industry. Peace, it will never happen for as long as jews are thinking this land belongs to them and killing palastinian.

  • Susan

    Fran, you have obviously changed the words or Isaiah for your own purposes. It says nothing about Jesus unless you already believe in Jesus and read it backwards. Yes, the root of Jesse is an ancestor of King David and the future Messiah, but that doesn’t mean it is Jesus.

    It is heartbreaking when anyone thinks that hatred and vengeance is the correct religious action to take.

  • Susan

    Zorash, your just a few words away from saying that Hitler was right. Jews are indigenous to Palestine and have a right to live there. I believe that the land can be split up and shared by both peoples, but your remarks are not helpful and won’t bring about the end of the occupation one day sooner.

  • Larry

    Because the Israelis are just there to keep the lights on for your Messiah. 🙂

  • Alan Katz

    You are right , Susan, but there seems to be no talking to many of these folks whether they be Jews, Christians or Muslims.