Palestine child burnt to death
An Israeli soldier walks past a house that had been torched in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists killing an 18-month-old Palestinian child, injuring a four-year-old brother and both their parents at Kafr Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus (Reuters)

The father of a Palestinian toddler, who was killed in an arson attack recently, has died of wounds sustained in the same incident.

Sa'ad Dawabsheh, the father of 18-month-old Ali, suffered severe burns in the firebomb attack which took place in the West Bank village of Duma.

The 32-year-old's brother told Al Jazeera that the victim died on Saturday (8 August) morning in hospital. Dawabsheh had suffered second-degree burns on 80% of his body.

Dawabsheh's wife and his elder son are in Tel Hasomer hospital in critical condition.

Dawabsheh's funeral is expected to take place later in the day in Duma, where the toddler's final rites were performed.

Five others were also injured when the assailants threw firebombs at the house. Graffiti written in Hebrew with messages such as "revenge" and "long live the messiah" were found at the scene.

The attack has caused massive outrage across Israel. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said it was an act of "Jewish terror".

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "I am shocked by this horrific, heinous act. This is a terror attack in every respect. The State of Israel deals forcefully with terror, regardless of who the perpetrators are."