Ayman's horse killed by Israeli settlers
by MainStreet, Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 12:25:58 PM EDT
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Sad and gruesome tales about the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians are many, but this one involving the death of a horse seems to reach out because it speaks to the inhumanity that pernicious ethnocentricism can instill in people. The Israeli settlement of Maskyyot is located in Jordan Valley. It is illegal but that doesn't seem to matter to the Israeli military forces that occupy the land, Palestinian land.
Three days ago, Ayman, a boy of eleven years old from Ein Il Hilwe, was attacked by three settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Maskyyot. The settlers arrived in a blue car when Ayman was playing with four friends near the spring water.
This spring water is 30 meters far from his home, however, Ayman, his family, and all the Palestinian living in the Jordan Valley, are banned to use them and usually threatened and attacked by settlers when they are around.
The dead horse:
In this occasion, the settlers who attacked Ayman, took his horse, tied a cable around its neck and after tried to asphyxiate the animal, the settlers broke its head. The settlers carried out all this brutality in front of the eyes and horror of Ayman and his friends.
Ayman’s sisters were attacked in the same place when they approached the spring water to give water to their cows. Also two month ago, Ayman’s mother was also beaten by settlers.
During the alleged settlement freeze, Israeli occupation forces were working with bulldozers preparing the land for expanding the illegal Maskyoot settlement.
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