Palestinian child survivor to learn of family’s fate

Arson attack survivor, five-year-old Palestinian Ahmad Dawabsheh, to learn of his family’s fate five months after incident which led to their deaths

Photo by: Reuters (Archive)
Photo by: Reuters (Archive)

Ahmad Dawabsha at Tel Hashomer Hospital, Dec 3 2015.

Five-year-old Palestinian Ahmad Dawabsheh - who is the sole survivor of a West Bank arson attack - will learn his family’s fate this week, five months after the deadly attack.

Ahmad is the only member of the Dawabsheh family who lost his 18-month-old brother Ali and his father and mother during the arson attack on his home by Israeli settlers in Douma, near Nablus, northern West Bank.

"We want this week to tell him what happened to his family," Ahmad's uncle Nasser Dawabsheh said.  

"The psychiatrist will be with him in the hospital [when we tell him the story]," he said.

He stated the grandparents, uncles and aunties who have remained at Ahmad's bedside since the attack, which caused burns on 60 percent of his body, will tell him how his family was murdered.

In December Ahmad's grandfather Hussein Dawabsheh said it would be "the hardest day ever" to explain to Ahmad his family’s fate.

TRTWorld and agencies