The death of an 18-month-old Palestinian baby in firebomb attack at his family house in the occupied West Bank, has been condemned around the world. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he had ordered his foreign minister to file a complaint at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. “We want true justice, but I doubt that Israel will provide that,” he said of the attack which took place in Duma village, south of the city of Nablus.
Family members buried the toddler, who was burnt to death by suspcted Jewish setllers, as his parents and four-year-old brother were fighting for their lives at an Israeli hospital. At least one Palestinian has been killed during clashes with Israeli forces. Settler violence is not new, and the Israeli authorities have been accused of not doing enough to stop it. According to the UN, at least 120 attacks by Israeli settlers have been documented in the occupied West Bank since the beginning of 2015. A recent report by Yesh Din, an Israeli human rights organisation, showed that more than 92.6 percent of complaints Palestinians lodge with the Israeli police go without charges being filed.