Affidavit No. 2031/2004

Sworn Statement

After having been warned to tell the truth and nothing but the truth or else I shall be subjected topenal action, I the undersigned, Rasmiyya Khalil Abu-'Amr, holder of I.D. No. # 999237431,born on 2 September 1953, a housewife and a resident of Doura, Hebron Governorate, wouldlike to declare the following:

At around 6:00 p.m. 6 September 2004, the Israeli army besieged my home where I live with mynine-member family. I am married from Ahmad 'Isa Naji 'Amr, 58 years old. We own a buildingnear our home that consists of three floors and a basement, inhabited by four families. Thesoldiers asked orally us to enter the building, and at first my husband refused. But after theythreatened to use force, my husband opened the door for them. Their presence lasted until 23September 2004. During this time, we were subjected to thorough searches when we movedfrom one apartment to another.

Moreover, from time to time they opened fire on the cars and passersby, because our house ison the main road between Dora and Hebron. Also during their presence in the house, theyurinated in glass bottles and threw them in front of our home, adjacent to the building that theyoccupied. And many times they used plastic bags for their stool and threw these bags at theentrance of our home. We complained to the officer about these acts, only once did the soldierscollect their garbage. The soldiers left on 23 September 2004, at 1:00 a.m., without giving usany military order that they used our home. After their departure, we found the fourth floor to befull of garbage, and they still haven’t returned our keys that they took when they used thebuilding. This was the first time that the Israeli soldiers used our building, but we do not know ifit is the last and only time.

This is my declaration and hereby I sign, on 28 October 2004
Signature: Rasmiyya Khalil Abu-'Amr

Affidavit Details

  • Affidavit Number: 2031/2004
  • Field researcher: Zahi Jaradat
  • Affidavit Date: 28 October 2004
  • Name: Rasmiyya Khalil Abu-'Amr
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