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Said Yousef Muhammad Odeh

 

Said Yousef Muhammad Odeh
May 5, 2021 – Beita (West Bank)
16 year-old. Shot in the back twice

A promising player with the Balata Youth Center football team, Said was from the village of Odala near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. He was walking towards the village’s entrance night when occupation forces stationed in an olive grove shot him, according to an investigation by Defense for Children International Palestine. He was hit with live bullets in the back, near his right shoulder and in the pelvis area, with both bullets exiting from the front of his body.

Occupation forces then reportedly shot another youth in the back who tried to reach Said to render aid. Israeli soldiers blocked an ambulance from reaching him for 15 minutes. When medics were finally able to reach him, he had no signs of life. Said was taken to Rafidia hospital in Nablus, where he was pronounced dead.

The Israeli army claimed firebombs had been hurled at them and that “troops operated to stop the suspects by firing toward them,” according to the Associated Press. But DCIP found Said had not been involved in any confrontations between occupation forces and villagers when he was shot.

[Sources: DCI Palestine, Electronic Intifada, Al Jazeera, AP News, Times Of Israel, Democracy Now!]

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Hasana Aalaia

Hasana Aalaia

June 17, 2010 – El Aaiun, Western Sahara
22 year-old. Abducted, beaten, intimidated

On June 17 late afternoon, agents of a police patrol circled young Hasana Aalaia a young sarahoui militant in November 24 Street where he was walking with his friend Mohammad Hali, 23. They punched him many times before forced him into their car and drove away.

Interrogation lasted for about 45 minutes, while he was beaten and handcuffed. He was questionned about certain people, about his intentions to organize festive demonstrations on ZAMLA uprising day.

After he was brutally beaten, the police offered him a Western Sahara flag to wipe his blood of from, but Hasana refused to use the flag he’s fighting for.

He was released far away into the desert past the airport, his face wounded and his legs an back badly hurting. The police recommended he should show himself so that everyone can see what they do to people like him.

[Source: ASVDH/APSO]