Kleinzoon medeoprichter Sabeel is ontvoerd
De kleinzoon van Samia Khoury, medeoprichter van Sabeel, is vanmorgen ontvoerd door de Israëlische politie en wordt nu ‘ondervraagd’ op de Russische compound. Hieronder leest u, in het Engels, het hele verhaal dat wij ontvangen hebben over de ontvoering.
Shadi Khoury, 16-year-old student at the Ramallah Friends School and grandson of Sabeel co-founder Samia Khoury, was kidnapped this morning from his home in Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem by Israeli Occupation forces. He is being interogated without the presence of his family or legal councel.
Stop the unlawful kidnapping of Palestinian Children. Break the cycle of trauma and perpetual insecurity. #StandWithShadi
Samia’s message is below:
October 18, 2022
In the early hours of this morning the Israeli occupation forces, consisting of a troop of around 12 persons consisting of army and secret service, stormed my son’s house after breaking the gate at the entrance of the compound in which we all live, so as to arrest his younger son Shadi Khoury, a sixteen-year-old child, a student at the Quakers Friends School in Ramallah. They beat him until he was bleeding all over the room and along the path on the way out of the house dragging him barefoot and blindfolded not allowing the parents to see where the blood was coming from. Shadi was taken to the interrogation section in the police compound called “the Russian compound”
Shadi, a child, is being “interrogated” without the presence of his parents or a lawyer, a tactic used systematically to terrorize children into submission, and ultimately using their own words to incriminate them.
Shadi is a case among so many Palestinian children that are being harassed, tortured and imprisoned for no reason other than being a Palestinian seeking to live in dignity and freedom in their own country.
As an 89-year-old grandmother who has lived through the Nakba, the 1967 war, the first and second intifadas, I continue to ask you my friends: “Until when will this grave injustice go on?” Because you care for human rights, and the rights of children, I am asking you to take action now and contact your parliament or congress representative, to put an end to these grave injustices especially against our children as well as our whole population living under a brutal military occupation. Shadi should not be sleeping in a prison cell. He is a child and should be home with his family.