The Assassination of Basel A’raj

Once… we were cursed with occupation … Today, we are cursed with an arm that is there inside us serving the occupation …

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You probably never heard this name before. I cannot say I haven’t. Last year, somewhere during this time, a group of young men disappeared in the Ramallah area and were found later by the Palestinian security forces, where they were held with them for more than six months without charges. No one knew anything about what happened. People were speculating, and rumors were spread more than details that could make any sense. The group was made of five or six young activists, and it was said that they attempted attack against Israel. Their disappearance was as strange as their arrest that ended finally after a public unrest after their hunger strike.

The rest of the story is not a surprise. The Palestinian security forces release them and weeks later, or months, Israeli troops arrest them one after the other. The only one that was unarrested and became wanted by the…

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