Seven bullets in prisoner Ahmad Khalil’s body

Seven bullets in prisoner Ahmad Khalil’s body

Ahrar—he was shot seven times during a chase since 2003, and he was only 17 years old. It’s the story of prisoner Ahmad Hosni Ali Khalil, 27, from Balata refugee camp.

Naelah Khalil, the prisoner’s sister, told Ahrar center for Prisoners studies and human rights that she and her family noticed that Ahmad was interested in the Palestinian case and while he was growing inside the camp, he saw his friends between the martyrs and the prisoners which made him angry.

He was always with the fighters and he was injured many times but, he didn’t go to the hospitals in order not to be arrested, she added.

The camp was under siege and invasion, and we supposed that Ahmad will return back to the house as a martyr because the occupation army killed and arrested hundreds at that time.

In 2006, the Israeli army has laid siege to the Balata refugee camp, raided the fighters’ houses but, Ahmad escaped to the old town of Nablus city, but, the occupation forces surrounded Ahmad and his friends and arrested Ahmad after clashes between them and that was on 20/2/2006, which was his birthday date.

He spent 4 months under investigation in harsh conditions and he didn’t confess. He was deprived from family visits, except his mother who met him in the courts.

The Israeli authorities moved him to the solitary confinement several times.

In the beginning, he was sentenced to 35 years, but after an appeal, the Israeli court decreased it into 9 years with 4 years suspended sentence.

He is held in Negev prison and is still suffering of his injuries in back and feet but, the prison’s administration refuses to give him the treatment.

Fuad Al-Khuffash, the center’s director said that detention and illness at the same time, means that the prisoner suffers double.

(Source / 30.04.2013)

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