Affidavit No. 1810/2004

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, Sa’ida Mahmoud Ahmad Abu Hashhash, (mobile number 052415230), holder of ID 900380668, born on 28 April 1974, working as a nurse, and resident of al-Fawwar Refugee Camp in the outskirts of Hebron, would like to declare the following:

At around 10:15 am, on 20 May, 2004, while I was working on duty as a nurse in the UNRWA clinic of al-Fawwar Refugee Camp, a civil car arrived, not an ambulance, and it was carrying an injured person in it. An ambulance was parked in our camp, because Dr. Abdul Karim Hashem Awad and the driver Yasser Mish’al, both workers in the UNRWA, had come by it. When I looked at the injured, I knew him at once since he was our neighbour and his name was Islam Hussniyeh.

After I examined him, I realised his head injury in the head was fatal, because it seemed that the bullet had penetrated his face from the side of his right eye, next to the right eye, and out from his head causing an explosion in his head. I transferred the injured to the ambulance at once and we hurried him to Hebron’s Governmental Hospital, he passed away before reaching the hospital, actually even before leaving the camp, because his brain was practically out.

I returned to the camp after approximately half an hour and then another injury reached the clinic and it was Mahmoud Al-Khatib and he was 15 years old, the schoolmate of the martyr. He was suffering from injuries in his face caused by the pieces of the skull of the martyr after he was shot. He had cuts from these bone pieces in his face and he was given aid. The martyr was buried in the camp’s graveyard for the martyrs at noon the same day. And according to affidavits of eye-witnesses, who had spoken to me, they stated that he had not been throwing stones during the time of his injury at all, and that a group of children and him were keeping surveillance to the movement of soldiers in the camp and shouting at them. Besides, the distance between the soldiers and the young men was around 60 metres and the soldiers were located in the higher level of the road in the camp.

Date: 26 May 2004

Affidavit Details

  • Affidavit Number: 1810/2004
  • Field researcher: Tareq al-Haj Mahmoud
  • Affidavit Date: 26 May 2004
  • Name: Sa’ida Mahmoud Ahmad Abu Hashhash
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