Sunday, November 28

After a 14-year engagement and separation, death in the occupation prisons differentiates between Ghada and Sami

Gaza- “My dreams were shattered… I was waiting for Sami to be a groom, and I received the news of him as a martyr.”

Ghada was associated with Sami after his arrest in 2008, and they dated to marry after his liberation from the prison in which he is serving a 19-year sentence, and this grieving girl told Al Jazeera Net, “We promised to stay together until death, and I can’t imagine my life after him.”

The occupation forces arrested Sami, accompanied by his brother Hamada, during an invasion of the eastern area of ​​Deir al-Balah city, central Gaza Strip, and besieged their house in April 2008, and charged them with providing assistance to the resistance factions. Hamada was released from prison after 12 years, leaving him behind His brother Sami is completing his sentence.

The family of the martyr Sami Al-Amour receives condolences for the martyrdom of her son in the occupation prisons (Al-Jazeera)

Martyrdom of a groom

Ghada’s words were mixed with her crying, and she could hardly believe that her fiancé, who had been waiting for him for 14 years – in order for them to be together a home and a family – had left, and her tongue did not stop repeating, “Oh, Lord, give me patience in his separation, and God’s separation is difficult.”

The girl in her thirties said – while she was embracing her mobile phone between her hands and a picture of her martyr fiancé on its screen – “I was counting the hours waiting for the moment of Sami’s release, so that our joy would be complete, and we would build our family together, and I promised him that I would live on his memory until the end of life.”

Ghada’s relationship with Sami remained limited to separate phone calls, because the occupation authorities prevented her from visiting her in prison. “We used to talk and discuss the details of the joy and the wedding, and even the names of our children in the future… We agreed to name our first child Palestine.”

Ghada sensed the danger to Sami’s life during their last call, two days ago, when he told her he was transferred to the Israeli Ashkelon prison, handcuffed and feet, in preparation for his transfer to a nearby hospital for surgery.

She said, “A young man is about to be 40 and weighs only 35 kilograms… Sami did not die, they killed him through medical negligence.”

The martyrdom of Al-Amour brings the number of martyrs of the captive Palestinian movement to 227, including 62 martyrs from Gaza (Al-Jazeera)

Hope and farewell

Sami’s seventies’ mother sat in one of the corners of the modest house, placing her hand on her cheek, tears in her eyes, and said, “By God, I wish I would give you my life.”

Sami’s mother visited her son in prison only a few times, before the occupation authorities decided many years ago to prevent her from visiting, as did the majority of families of prisoners from Gaza.

The grieving mother told Al Jazeera Net, “They denied me his visit and seeing him while he was alive, and I was afraid (I’m afraid) that they would deprive me of his farewell after his death.”

And the occupation authorities have been detaining the bodies of the Gaza martyrs, and refusing to hand them over to their families for burial. Palestinian human rights organizations accuse Israel of using the bodies as blackmail and bargaining chips in any discussions to conclude a possible prisoner exchange deal with the Palestinian resistance.

Sami’s father said that he was freed from prison before the end of his sentence, as part of an exchange deal.

With the martyrdom of the prisoner Sami Al-Amour, the list of martyrs of the captive movement from Gaza rose to 62 martyrs - Raed Musa - Al Jazeera NetThe occupation authorities have kept the bodies of Gaza martyrs, and refused to hand them over to their families for burial (Al-Jazeera)

prisoner execution

The National Prisoner Movement confirmed – in a statement leaked from inside the prisons of the occupation – that the martyred prisoner was subjected to a “real execution”, as a result of the policy of medical negligence.

She said that Sami’s death confirms once again “the extent of the Nazism of this occupier, who mastered the torture and murder of our prisoners.”

The National Movement called on the resistance factions to continue their relentless quest to complete an exchange deal that guarantees the liberation of all prisoners, which represents “the only way for us to get rid of this continuous aggression against us, whether through killing, abuse or repression.”

The “Palestine Center for Prisoner Studies” stated that the martyred prisoner began suffering from heart problems more than a year ago, and did not receive any medical care from the occupation, until his health condition worsened in the recent period, and he suffered from blockage of 4 of the heart’s arteries, and after severe pressure from the The prisoners were transferred from Ashkelon Prison to Soroka Hospital two days ago, until his death was announced.

The human rights center indicated the premeditated murder that Al-Amour was subjected to, with the testimony of the prisoner Jamil Ankush, who met Al-Amour in the busa (prisoner transport) car in which he was transported. Upon his return to Raymond prison, he was beaten, abused and repressed.

The director of the center, Riyad Al-Ashkar, told Al-Jazeera Net that with the martyrdom of Al-Amour, the number of martyrs of the captive Palestinian movement rose to 227, including 62 martyrs from Gaza.

Al-Ashqar does not rule out the increase in the number of martyrs among the prisoners, as the number of people with serious diseases such as cancer and heart attacks increased during the past two years, in light of the lack of appropriate medical care, and the occupation authorities’ disregard for the lives of sick prisoners.

He stressed that “the specter of death” hangs over the heads of prisoners in the occupation prisons, the most dangerous of whom is 130 prisoners who suffer from diseases classified as “chronic and very dangerous”, and they are in dire need of either urgent surgeries, or special medical care, at a time when the occupation authorities have been procrastinating for months. And sometimes for years to allow the prisoner to undergo a laboratory examination or x-rays, which leads to the exacerbation of diseases in the prisoners’ bodies.

About 5,000 Palestinian prisoners are held in the occupation’s prisons, including 300 children and about 34 women, in conditions that human rights organizations describe as “extremely cruel and bad.”

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