August 13, 2015, 07:00 am
US must take action on Israeli settler violence
By Josh Ruebner, contributor
The sound of shattering glass startles you awake. Your lungs fill with the acrid smell of burning petrol. You lunge out of bed, the house ablaze, your body engulfed by the flames. In your haste to escape the inferno, you grab a blanket which you pray holds your infant son safe from the flames. After fleeing your house, to your horror, you discover the blanket is empty and you watch your baby burn to death before your eyes.
This nightmare became reality for Riham Dawabshe of the Israeli-occupied Palestinian West Bank village of Duma last month, as related by her brother-in-law Nasser, when Israeli settlers firebombed her house in the middle of the night.