Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the hospital bedside of the four-year-old Palestinian boy who suffered serious burns as a result of an arson by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank village of Duma before dawn on Friday.
In a statement released following the visit to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, the premier vowed that Israeli authorities would apprehend the perpetrators of the attack, which killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha, and left his parents and older brother with severe burn wounds.
"I just came from the bedside of four-year old Ahmed Sa'ed [Dawabsha]," Netanyahu said in a statement. "Sixty percent of his body is burned. We're doing everything we can to save this young boy, give him a life."
Netanyahu said that the boy's parents, who were also seriously injured, are being given "the best treatment to save their lives."
"When you stand next to the bed of this small child, and his infant brother had been so brutally murdered, we're shocked, we're outraged," . We condemn this. There is zero tolerance for terrorism wherever it comes from, whatever side of the fence it comes from, we have to fight it and fight it together."