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Palestinians marking the 64 anniversary of al-Nakba (catastrophe) with protests, while Israeli security reacted with conducted arrests campaigns on May 15Palestinians marking the 64 anniversary of al-Nakba (catastrophe) with protests, while Israeli security reacted with conducted arrests campaigns on May 15Palestinians marking the 64 anniversary of al-Nakba (catastrophe) with protests, while Israeli security reacted with conducted arrests campaigns on May 15Palestinians marking the 64 anniversary of al-Nakba (catastrophe) with protests, while Israeli security reacted with conducted arrests campaigns on May 15Palestinians marking the 64 anniversary of al-Nakba (catastrophe) with protests, while Israeli security reacted with conducted arrests campaigns on May 15Palestinians marking the 64 anniversary of al-Nakba (catastrophe) with protests, while Israeli security reacted with conducted arrests campaigns on May 15Palestinians marking the 64 anniversary of al-Nakba (catastrophe) with protests, while Israeli security reacted with conducted arrests campaigns on May 15Palestinians marking the 64 anniversary of al-Nakba (catastrophe) with protests, while Israeli security reacted with conducted arrests campaigns on May 15Palestinians marking the 64 anniversary of al-Nakba (catastrophe) with protests, while Israeli security reacted with conducted arrests campaigns on May 15Palestinians marking the 64 anniversary of al-Nakba (catastrophe) with protests, while Israeli security reacted with conducted arrests campaigns on May 15

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Affidavit by Hamad Muhammad Haj Ali Abu Diyab

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Age: 68

Venue: Old City Jerusalem

Date: March 2, 2010

Job: retired

"On March 28, 2010 at around 8:30 a.m, I was in my home in Aqbat Darwish in Alsa'adiy quarter of the Old City, when I heard calls through loudspeaker calling the people to rescue al-Haram al-Sharif from extremists Jews. Consequently, I left home and headed towards al-Haram al-Sharif, through Bab Huttah, but Israeli security forces which were stationing at the entrance of the gate prohibited me from entering. Even the soldiers carried me and send me back behind their check point. Many people were present and trying to enter, yet the police checkpoints prohibited them.

One hour later, while I was standing with my back to the wall in front of Abu al-Halaweh caf, the soldiers who were wearing green and black uniforms, began to push the people away from the gate, upon requests by one of the officers. Consequently, I felt on the ground and they started to step on my back and kicking me. However, some people interfered and rescue me since I am old and walk with the assistance of a stick. Moreover, I have metal pieces in the joint of my leg.

By then I saw member of the Israeli police force clubbing Palestinian women who were trying to enter the mosque. I also saw a man in his fifties with his face covered with blood after being beaten with clubs by the police.

When I stood up, I couldn't walk back to my home through the same short way which took only five minutes, because the police prohibited the people from passing through. So I had no other choice except to take an alternative longer way in order to reach my home. To that end, I walked through Lions Gate, passing by al-Yusfiyyeh Cemetery, re-entered the Old City through Herod Gate in order to reach my home. It took me around half an hour to reach home.

Following the incident, I still suffer of pain in my right shoulder. Yet, I didn't go to my doctor because I preferred to rest at home since I suffer of diabetes, blood pressure in addition to some heart problems. My fears from arrest were behind my decision not to report to a doctor. I am an old man and cannot afford incarceration.

On the other hand, regarding the arrest of my son Nidal, 35, it took place while he was on his way to his uncle's house which locates near the Iron Gate. However, on his was near Bab al-Majless, he saw a group of Israeli soldiers beating a woman who was trying to access her home. This what he understood from her argument with the soldiers who beat her after she cursed them.

When my son tried to interfere to stop the soldiers from beating the old women, the soldiers ordered him to step back. Yet, he informed them that she was his mother. But the soldiers accused him of lying and began to beat him together with other youths who tried to interfere. He was later arrested and taken to detention center in the Russian Compound where he spent one day and a night. He was later released on bail of NIS 3000 pending his trial on charges that he attacked an Israeli soldier and throwing stones. Meanwhile, he was also deported to outside the old city for three days. He reported to me that he subjected to beatings during detention and arrest in the Russian Compound. During his release scars were seen clearly on his face and neck.