Hadeel Ouda, the pregnant wife of Mohammed Al-Faqih who was shot dead in the West Bank city of Hebron last week, said female Israeli soldiers attempted to kill her baby, by beating her severely in her belly.
Ouda recounted how dozens of Israeli soldiers stormed her family’s house in Kufur Aqab before searching it and demanding that all residents exit it.
She further stated that female Israeli soldiers “started by beating me severely and hitting me in my belly to cause me to abort my baby.”
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She added, “I was summoned to one of the rooms in the house where soldiers told me they had given me the opportunity to save Mohammed but I refused and they had killed him.”
Ouda stated that she also heard her father screaming in pain and tried to help him. Israeli soldiers then attacked her, causing her to lose consciousness. She later discovered that her father had internal bleeding.
Israeli soldiers also destroyed many items in the house before leaving.
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Mohammed Al-Faqih, 29, was killed last Wednesday after exchanging fire with Israeli soldiers for hours in an attempt to arrest him. He refused to surrender and the house was later destroyed with him in it.
Israel has accused Al-Faqih of killing an extremist Israeli rabbi near Hebron a month ago.