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Museum commemorates Israeli burning of 18-month-old toddler

13 June 2016 10:36

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A Palestinian family announced their intent to turn the Dawabsheh home, which was set on fire by Jewish extremists in a deadly attack last July, into a museum.

The house of Saed and Reham, in Nablus’s southern village of Duma, will be turned into a museum in order to expose the brutality and barbarism of the Israeli occupation and its settlers, Nasser Dawabsheh, Saed’s brother, said.

Nasser added that a plan has been devised for the projected museum in cooperation with the Engineers Union. The intended two-storey museum will be 11 meters high.

The design includes sections of the apartheid wall penetrated by Ali’s cradle and a tent symbolizing Palestinians’ right of return.

Mock graves of Saed, Reham, and 18-month-old Ali, along with that of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was killed in a similar arson attack, are also to be set up in the building.

The museum comprises exhibitions on the massacres perpetrated by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people.

According to Nasser Dawabsheh, the museum is to be labeled after Ali’s name. Contacts have, meanwhile, been made with the Ministry of Public Works to initiate the construction works.

The July attack near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus burned Ali and his parents to death, and left 4-year-old Ahmad with serious injuries.

The deadly arson attack sparked outrage among Palestinians and the international community.

The long delay in justice has been considered a factor behind the recent tide of anti-occupation attacks by the Palestinians.

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