Shot passed in a propagandize uniform

October 7, 2015 - School Uniform

Mourners lift a physique of 13-year-old Abdulrahman Shadi Obeidallah during his arise in a West Bank city of Bethlehem on 6 October.

Muhesen Amren
APA images

It is not surprising to see girl from a Aida interloper stay in Bethlehem quarrel with a Israeli army of occupation. But a clashes that followed Israel’s slaying of 13-year-old Abdulrahman Shadi Obeidallah — or Abdo, as he was affectionately famous — were among a fiercest that residents have seen in new years.

For hours after Abdo’s arise way on Tuesday, anyone entering a stay had to wade by clouds of tear gas that had been dismissed by Israeli soldiers. Young locals, many of whom knew Abdo personally, could be seen entertainment rocks and tires in credentials for another riot.

The clarity of common grief and fury is always tangible when a Palestinian is martyred. Nowhere is this some-more so than in interloper camps, where communities are firm together in insurgency and by a enterprise of returning to homes from that they were expelled.

The solitary park in Aida — where Abdo and his friends mostly played — is called Laji (Arabic for refugee), as if to remind children of their roots.

Abdo’s family were replaced from al-Qabo, a encampment circuitously Bethlehem pounded by Zionist army during a Nakba, a 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

Despite his proposal age, Abdo was painfully wakeful of a restrictions imposed on Palestinians. He kept a tighten eye on a news from Jerusalem, a city usually 5 miles from Bethlehem, that Israel had done off-limits.

“He has an aunt in Jerusalem whom he always dreamed of visiting,” pronounced his mom Dalal. “But, we know, we are deprived of visiting Jerusalem.”


Dalal stays in a state of dishonesty that one of her 5 children has been taken from her in such a vicious manner. She removed how Abdo had left for propagandize during 7:30 on Monday morning. He had asked his mom to arise him early. “But he gave me a lot of difficulty until he finally woke up,” Dalal said.

At 1:30pm, Dalal perceived a phone call to contend that Abdo had been injured. “I was impressed by horror,” she said.

“I have no thought how we summoned a strength to run to a hospital” in circuitously Beit Jala, she added.

“They primarily told me that he was shot in a feet in sequence not to shock me,” Dalal said. “But we after satisfied that he was indeed shot in a chest and we immediately knew that my son would not come out of this alive.”

Fierce clashes pennyless out in Bethlehem after a 6 October funeral for a schoolboy slain by Israeli forces.

Muhesen Amren
APA images

Abdo was killed during clashes between internal girl and Israeli forces.

The Israeli infantry has reportedly claimed it shot Abdo by mistake. Its dictated aim was an adult who had been station circuitously Abdo, according a Tel Aviv journal Haaretz.

The classification Defence for Children International-Palestine has stated that a initial examine into a occurrence suggests that Abdo might have been unlawfully killed. Abdo was not holding partial in clashes, according to DCI-Palestine.

“My closest friend”

The murdering follows an proclamation by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel is during “war” with stone-throwers.

Under a new policy, Israeli infantry might open glow if they feel that anyone in a closeness is deemed during risk from Palestinians throwing stones. Previous manners of rendezvous had been some-more limited.

Abdo’s father Shadi pronounced a child had left propagandize progressing than normal on Monday.

He was usually looking on while a clashes were holding place, Shadi added. He was still wearing his propagandize uniform.

“If I’m honest with you, we never unequivocally approaching my son to be a sufferer or to die like this,” Shadi said.

Muhammad, Abdo’s 17-year-old brother, described him as “my closest friend,” who desired mechanism games.

“He was a usually one we could trust to tell all my secrets, meaningful that he’d never exhibit them to anyone, not even to a parents,” Muhammad said.

Abdo was a fourth Palestinian child killed by a Israeli infantry in a West Bank this year.

His murdering will not deter Palestinians from facing a function of their homeland. That most was apparent as thousands incited out for his arise and girl vented their annoy in new clashes.

Even yet they knew that some among them would be shot — as indeed they were — girl kept on throwing stones during Israeli soldiers. The onslaught goes on.

Budour Youssef Hassan is a Palestinian author and law connoisseur formed in assigned Jerusalem. Blog: Twitter: @Budour48


  • Aida interloper stay
  • Bethlehem
  • Abdulrahman Shadi Obeidallah
  • children
  • Defence for Children International-Palestine Section

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