From a Palestinian grandmother about what’s happening to her grandson

Samia Khoury with kindergarteners at her East Jerusalem school singing a birthday greeting to Alison Weir for her 70th birthday. (credit: Alison Weir)
Shadi Khoury, 16-year-old student at the Ramallah Friends School and grandson of Sabeel co-founder Samia Khoury, was kidnapped from his home in Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem by Israeli Occupation forces.

By Alison Weir  | Israel-Palestine News | Oct 18, 2022

Shadi should not be sleeping in a prison cell. He is a child and should be home with his family.
— Samia Khoury, Sabeel co-founder

Dear Friends

In the early hours of this morning the Israeli occupation forces, consisting of a troop of around 12 persons consisting of army and secret service, stormed my son’s house after breaking the gate at the entrance of the compound in which we all live, so as to arrest his younger son Shadi Khoury, a sixteen-year-old child, a student at the Quakers Friends School in Ramallah. They beat him until he was bleeding all over the room and along the path on the way out of the house dragging him barefoot and blindfolded not allowing the parents to see where the blood was coming from. Shadi was taken to the interrogation section in the police compound called “the Russian compound”

Shadi, a child, is being “interrogated” without the presence of his parents or a lawyer, a tactic used systematically to terrorize children into submission, and ultimately using their own words to incriminate them.

Shadi is a case among so many Palestinian children that are being harassed, tortured and imprisoned for no reason other than being a Palestinian seeking to live in dignity and freedom in their own country.

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