15- year-old Palestinian boy, Ahmad, was arrested in the middle of the night, by Israeli soldiers. Nothing new, it always happens, I know, but the boy’s begging and his reasons for not going along on that particular day is the heart-breaking bit, and I just wonder when will this inhumanity end! Watch the video of the boy’s arrest, and below it you’ll find my translation in English.
English translation of the video:
Mother: (talking to the soldier) have mercy, he’s just a child! do you want something like that to happen to your young son?
Boy: (to his mom) wait a moment! (to the soldier) I have a test tomorrow, the school wont postpone, if I don’t show up they’ll expel me, if it was any other day I will come with you.
Boy: just listen to me, please, they will kick me out of school, please, I beg you, I BEG YOU!
No one listens. The soldier cuffs the boy’s hands, ties a band around his eyes, tells him that he’s a “hero” and promises to return him back to school the next morning.
What’s the crime that made the Israeli authorities arrest him, just a 15 year old student, in the middle of the night? he threw a few rocks at some soldiers…
The chief officer of the arresting “raids” says -with a proud arrogant smile on his face- that they have absolutely no problem whom they arrest, even if it was a little boy, whoever takes part in riots will be arrested.
As it is the case with all Israeli “promises”, the boy was NOT released the next morning, instead, he was sent to ‘Ofer’ prison, where he’s being trialed with a list of accusations for throwing rocks, which is of course against the Geneva Conventions.
Ahmad is not the first, and wont be the last boy to go through this and suffer from the Israeli occupation and its oppression, this happens over and over, to all Palestinian families, “almost every Palestinian family has a member or relative thrown in Israeli prison”, comments Political Analyst Amnon Abramovich.
Helllooo, anyone watching?? anyone listening?? Human rights? political leaders? the Geneva Conventions are being, yet again, violated by Israel, human rights are being violated every day… ANY ONE AT ALL?!
Bravo World, keep watching, enjoy your frickin’ show!