Affidavit No.: 1871/2004

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, Hasan Yousef 'Abd-al-Rahim Abu-al-Hasan, holder of I.D. # 951298116, born in 1926, an unemployed resident of 'Ein Nina, Jenin Governorate, would like to declare the following:

On Thursday 10 June 2004, at around 2:00 a.m., I was awoken by the sound of gunfire directly beside my home. Immediately, I started to look through the windows to see what was going on outside. I saw through the west window a number of Israeli soldiers moving around all sides of my home. They were continuously moving and some were lying face down. I thought that perhaps there was an armed confrontation between Palestinian youth and the Israeli forces in the area, causing such a large number of Israeli soldiers come to the area. I also saw ten jeeps and two Israeli army ambulances on the asphalt road below my home to the south. Feeling very fearful, I requested that my wife, as well as my daughters and sons and their spouses (we were all living in one house consisting of several flats), not to make any movement or noise. It is worth noting that I did not hear any gunfire after the first burst that woke me up. At 3:00 a.m., I heard my nephew Mu’tasem Abu-al-Hasan, whose house is located directly near my home to the east, shouting “Ma’moun Ma’moun”. I realized that the Israeli military was targeting my nephew Ma’moun Husein Abu-al-Hasan, who had been wanted by the Israeli forces for two years. At 4:00 a.m., the Israeli jeeps started to leave and I knew that the Israeli soldiers had withdrawn from the surrounding area. I was the first to go out through the eastern door of my home to look and see what the soldiers had done to the house of my brother Husein Abu-al-Hasan. I looked to the north side of my home and saw a young man lying face down at the bottom of the wall that separates my home from my brother’s. I approached him and realized that it was my nephew Ma’moun Abu-al-Hasan. He was bleeding heavily from the head, back and legs from the back. I then shouted “Ma’moun has been killed, God is Great”. At this moment, my sons and my brother Husein Abu-al-Hasan ran towards the place. We called the Palestinian Red Crescent Society and asked for an ambulance. The ambulance carried Ma’moun to Jenin governmental hospital and we buried him on the same day. I did not see any weapon beside Ma’moun Abu-al-Hasan, who I had not seen for a month because he was wanted by the Israeli army due to his activities with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

This is my declaration and hereby I sign, 29 June 2004
Signature: Hasan Yousef 'Abd-al-Rahim Abu-al-Hasan

Affidavit Details

  • Affidavit Number: 1871/2004
  • Field researcher: Tareq al-Haj Mahmoud
  • Affidavit Date: 29 June 2004
  • Name: Hasan Yousef 'Abd-al-Rahim Abu-al-Hasan
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