Affidavit No. 2463/2005

Sworn Statement

After having been warned to tell the truth and nothing but the truth or else I shall be subjected to penal action, I the undersigned, Bassam Ahmad Mahmoud Naghnaghiya, telephone number 04 243 5612 , holder of ID # 943414748, born on 28 August 1961, employee and a resident of Wadi Burqin, Jenin Governorate, would like to declare the following:

On 2 July 2005, I left my birth village Wadi Burqin, Jenin Governorate, going towards Allenby Bridge in Jericho and from there to Jordan for receiving medical treatment because I suffer from acute pain from my heart although I had earlier in 1996 undergone a heart surgery in Jordan Hospital in Amman. But due to the pains that returned to me during the last period, doctors advised me to go to the same hospital in Amman for making medical tests.

I arrived at Allenby Bridge at ten in the morning. While I was in the Israeli Hall where Israeli soldiers verify the identity cards and passports, I was surprised when the Israeli female soldier told me that I am banned from traveling for security reasons and asked me to return to the West Bank. This incident surprised me because I am not an activist in any Palestinian resistance movement. Bur I was arrested by the Israeli army on 9 January 2003 and remained in detention until 7 February 2003 and since then I have not been arrested nor has the army broken into my home. I am in pressing need for traveling to Jordan for medical treatment, which is only available in Jordanian hospitals. Every day of delay will expose my health to danger. For this reason, I appeal to Al-Haq requesting its assistance in obtaining a travel permit for me to Jordan for treatment, knowing that I pay all the costs and expenses of treatment. As you see, I am suffering from severe pain, inability to move and work. I would like to note that I am a father of eight children and I am the only breadwinner for my family and I work in Jenin Governmental Hospital as a labourer.

This is my declaration and hereby I sign, 19 July 2005
Signature: Bassam Ahmad

Affidavit Details

  • Affidavit Number: 2463/2005
  • Field researcher: Tareq al-Haj Mahmoud
  • Affidavit Date: 19 July 2005
  • Name: Bassam Ahmad
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