On the evening of Saturday March 10, 2001 at 5 pm I, Diala and my sister Irene Saadeh residents of the town of BirZeit and members of its Catholic Parish, witnessed the terrifying criminal By Diala and Irene Saadeh, Residents of the town of Birzeit www.hcef.org By Diala and Irene Saadeh On the evening of Saturday March 10, 2001 at 5 pm I, Diala and my sister Irene Saadeh residents of the town of BirZeit and members of its Catholic Parish, witnessed the terrifying criminal harassing of the Israeli army while returning from our work on the main road which was damaged by the Israeli bulldozers on March 7th. It’s unexplainable how the Israeli army open their fire on the people passing with their children the trenches dug in that road. I was talking to my sister Irene about the loss which the Israeli government caused to the Palestinian infrastructure, when soldiers came out of their jeep wearing their bullet-proof vests and started shooting, it’s so torturing smelling that tear gas or having the thought of the possibility of being shot and killed. I hardly remember how we got to the taxis on the other side of the sealed road. It’s so unfair. Irene’s work is 7 minutes away from home and she has to go through this everyday. Do we have to stay home and not to go to our jobs, schools and university? If we have an any emergency case, should we carry the sick person and cross the “dangerous line”? And the horrible idea that not only because the soldiers shoot but also they do it either for fun or to terrify the civilian people!!! Because there were no reason for such an action!!! I think an international intervention is very essential as we’re going through a very critical time here in the occupied territories with all these Israeli violations of the Human Rights.
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