Condition of mother of baby killed in West Bank firebombing deteriorates

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The mother of the baby killed in a firebomb attack on his West Bank home has deteriorated and her life is in danger.

Reham Dawabsheh, 27, suffered burns to some 90 percent of her body in the July 31 attack in the West Bank village of Duma. Her son, Ali, 18 months old, was killed in the attack and her husband, Saad, died more than a week later of injuries sustained in the attack.  Another son, Ahmed, was seriously burned in the attack but is reported to be recovering.

Reham Dawabsheh has spent the last five weeks on life support at a Tel Aviv hospital, and over the weekend her condition deteriorated further, the family told the Palestinian Maan news agency.  She has not regained consciousness since the attack.

Several Jewish extremists were arrested and remain held in administrative detention in the wake of the attack, but no one has been charged in the incident.

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