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Israel Releases Abducted Lebanese Shepherd, Leaves Scars All Over His Body

Islamic Resistance of Lebanon | June 28, 2010


It seems that the Lebanese citizens remain to be subject to the “Israeli” enemy’s atrocities while the UN Interim Forces set a blind eye to all violations, and it seems that its only mission is to keep record of these “Israeli” violations.

In this context, a Lebanese shepherd was abducted on Sunday the 27th of June 2010 by “Israeli” forces, and then released 24 hours later, with scars of torture and violence covering his body.

Intiqad correspondent to South Lebanon Fatima Shoeib visited the Lebanese abducted citizen and shepherd Imad Hassan Atwi- 37 years old- in Tyr Governmental Hospital, where he received treatment for his injuries.


Released Shepherd Imad Hassan Atwi told Al Intiqad that he was grazing his sheep a hundred meters away from the Blue Line when suddenly soldiers captured him and started hitting him brutally, “I am nothing but a shepherd who has been present in this area for the past 20 years. This time I fell in the hands of “Israeli” forces and was unable to run away as “Israeli” soldiers surrounded me and hit me brutally on my head, chest and back until I passed away,” he said.

Atwi added “They threw me to the ground, sat on my chest, and hit me on my head until I passed away. They transferred me then on a stretcher off which I fell multiple times until I was put in the vehicle. I was then transported to Roweisat Al Alam point, from there again transported to the intelligence center where 9 detectives conducted investigations with me. Their accusation was that I aimed at abducting Zionist soldiers… At that point, I mocked them questioning if I was able to abduct any soldiers with a stick I use to graze the cattle…”


“When I denied the charges, they started questioning me about fellow brothers from my village Sheba’a. They even showed my photos taken by reconnaissance planes and asked me to determine the owners of the houses in the village, but again I said I knew nothing. That was when they threatened me that I will stay imprisoned for 20 years, but my answer was that I will be with my children tomorrow.” Atwi added.

Atwi, who was hospitalized for serious injuries, was handed over at the Naqura border crossing.

He was received by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) at the Naqoura border crossing and later handed over to the specialized Lebanese forces. He was transferred to the Tyre governmental hospital for having had incurred some bruises. Enquiry into incident is still underway.

June 29, 2010 - Posted by | Subjugation - Torture, War Crimes

1 Comment

  1. What goes around comes around. One day, these monsters will pay for all committed crimes against innocent people and it couldn’t be soon enough to happen.


    Comment by B. Benhamid | June 29, 2010

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