Jenin - The
Jenin - The
mother of the two martyrs, Nour and Muhammad Ghneim, resists herself to be able to speak with those who came to condolence her at her home in the village of Burqin, west of Jenin. Fatigue and sadness overwhelm her, and she is unable to speak.
A number of her female relatives sit in the middle of the living room, while the place is enveloped in great sadness.
One of the women from "Um Shadi" comes forward and tries to convince her to eat dates, but she refuses and says: "It tastes bitter, oh God... I can't swallow it."
Yesterday, Thursday, Umm Shadi lost her two sons in a raid carried out by special units of the occupation forces into the Jenin refugee camp, in which 9 young men were killed, including Nour (21 years) and Muhammad (26 years), and the third, Ahmed (36 years), was injured.
The occupation forces surrounded a house in which a group of young men, including the two Ghoneim brothers, were barricaded, before an Israeli intelligence officer called Umm Shadi, asking her to persuade her two sons to surrender.
Umm Shadi says, "I called Nour's phone and he did not answer, and I repeated the matter with Muhammad and his phone rang and he did not answer, so I asked those in the house to take me to the camp, and when I arrived they prevented me from entering." Later, I understood what happened, as the occupation forces assassinated the young men by throwing bombs at the house .
Heartbreak and pain
Fatigue intensifies, "Umm Shadi" during the conversation with Al-Jazeera Net, and she asks her daughter to measure her pressure, which seemed high. She takes her medicine and then continues her speech, "I wish they had let me enter the camp and talk to the children. I don't know if they would respond to me and accept their condition or not. I don't know if I was going to change something, but at least I tried..."
And the bereaved mother adds - with more pain - that her third son is in the hospital in a coma, and she does not believe anyone who tells her that he is fine.
"Umm Shadi" indicates that her two martyr sons used to do everything together, even their pictures were always together. pictures of them on a mobile phone.
Sadness enveloped the place
Sadness surrounds the house of the two martyrs, and you feel some pain since entering the house, and you think it is cold despite the presence of a heater.
Radia Ghoneim (sister of the two martyrs) says, "The house was full and warm with their presence. When they left, they were kind to us. They were tender. Their absence is difficult. The two together broke our backs."
Radia describes the farewell scene of her two martyred brothers, stressing that the house was filled with their sweet scent, and Nour's blood continued to flow throughout the funeral, until the burial was laid.
She wonders, "Isn't this dignity?"
And unlike the homes of martyrs, the home of Nour and Muhammad is devoid of their pictures and the posters that are usually printed for martyrs.
Asked about the reason, Radia said that their brothers could not bring her from the town council. "What happened shocked everyone, but their images are in our hearts."
The occupation forces had arrested Abu Shadi (the father of the two martyrs) 10 days ago, after storming his house in the town of Burqin, and he is still under arrest in Megiddo Desert Prison.
Umm Shadi says that the occupation arrested her husband - who had previously spent 5 years in prison - to pressure Nour and Muhammad to turn themselves in, and she does not know if he will be brought to trial or not after their martyrdom?
The mother adds that Abu Shadi did not know about the martyrdom of his two sons until this morning, and his spirits were high, although she could not speak to him because of the horror of the shock.
The martyrdom of Nour and Muhammad yesterday was not the beginning of the story of Umm Shadi (43 years old), as she is the sister of 3 martyrs who died in 1975 in Lebanon.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the occupation forces have killed 30 Palestinians since the beginning of this year, including 19 in the city of Jenin and its camp.