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Affidavit No.: 2071/2004

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, Muhammad Mustafa Muhammad 'Isa, holder of I.D. # 904115151, born on 6 March 1979, a driver and resident of Qalqiliya, Qalqiliya Governorate, would like to declare the following:

On 28 October 2004, I drove my uncle's wife Samira in my taxi to their nearby home, located in Kafr Saba quarter in Qalqiliya. It was around 7:30 p.m., or a little earlier. At that time, my uncle Ibrahim was sitting on the ground drinking coffee, and Hussein and his friend Iyad were standing beside him. I came and stopped my car at a distance from them of four or five metres to the northeast. When Iyad saw me, he came close to me and we started talking together. After few seconds, I saw my uncle Ibrahim bending backwards and fall with his back on the ground. I was not realizing what was going on but I saw a laser light directed towards him. I also heard a light sound like (susurrus). Then I heard gunfire. Immediately, Iyad, who was armed, shot into the air, not realizing what was going on around us. He was surprised when he saw Ibrahim fall backwards. Upon seeing this, I got out of my car and approached my uncle, who was lying motionless on his back, with many shots all over his body. Iyad, Hussein and I carried him and put him in my car and we immediately drove to the Emergency Hospital in Qalqiliya. But the medical efforts did not succeeded in saving his life. As for me, I did not see how my uncle was subjected to shooting. I only saw light beams coming from the north to the place where we were standing. But while I was carrying my uncle, I learnt from Hussein that my uncle was shot from a white Ford car that was standing at a distance of 70 metres to the north. Also while I was in my car, I noticed a station wagon, coming from the south, and when I stopped the car, I felt that it withdrew to the back rapidly. This means that in that car were Israeli Special Squad forces and that gunfire from it shot my uncle from the back. It is worth noting that firing took place without any warning and that it was willful killing.

This is my declaration and hereby I sign, 2 December 2004
Signature: Muhammad Mustafa Muhammad 'Isa

Affidavit Details

  • Affidavit Number: 2071/2004
  • Field researcher: Yousef Qawareiq
  • Affidavit Date: 2 December 2004
  • Name: Muhammad Mustafa Muhammad 'Isa
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