- DemocracyEye on IOFHuman RightsPalestine
- December 4, 2009
- 2 minutes read
IOF soldiers arrest fifth son of Um Bakir
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) spoilt the Eid joy for the Palestinian old widow Um Bakir in Nablus on Friday and took away her fifth son to join his four brothers in detention.
Local sources reported that large numbers of IOF soldiers broke into the home of late Sheikh Said Bilal and savagely searched it before taking away the only remaining son of the family into custody.
Um Bakir told the Ahrar human rights center that Israel wants to pressure the families of prisoners after it failed to pressure the resistance into concluding the prisoners’ exchange deal according to its own terms.
Fuad Al-Khafsh, the center’s director, denounced the detention of Omar Bilal, who is the only son for that family out of prison.
He explained that the eldest son Bakir has been held under administrative custody for two years while the other son Muaz, who has been in prison for 11 years, is serving 26 life sentences, Othman, who has served 15 years in jail, is sentenced to life, while Obada was sentenced to ten years and his wife was taken into custody in mid November this year.
Now they have taken the fifth and remaining son of the family Omar, Khafsh pointed out.
He called on the local and international media outlets to shed light on the suffering of this Palestinian family and to expose the criminal image of the Israeli occupation authority.