Letter sent to the US State Department in regard with the killing of Mahmoud Abdullah
Mr. Mahmoud Abdullah
Palestinian Youth Council
Madam Secretary Albright:
August 16th, the disguised Israeli troops shot and killed a
Palestinian-American. The incident took place in Surda, a West Bank
village north of Ramallah under Israeli security control. The victim was
not a youth hurling stones at the soldiers, he was 70 year old Mahmoud
Abdullah. As he fell seriously wounded, the Israeli soldiers refused to
allow the medics to come to his aid. They kept ambulances away from the
house for more than one hour, then when they finally granted access to
the medics, it was too late! Mr. Abdullah had bled to death.
Abdullah's death was not an accident by a long shot. It was preplanned
by murderers. The victim was punished for hosting a youth group of
Palestinian-Americans during their visit to the Holy land a few days
prior to the incident. Mr.
Abdullah's intention was to show the youngsters Arab generosity and good
hospitality, not knowing he was going to pay for it with his
life........HE WAS MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD !!
Abdullah was not violent, nor was he a criminal.
He was a retiree who wanted to spend the remainder of his life
close to his children and grand children. Unfortunately he was robbed
from that, why? He was a man of peace. For the Israeli soldiers to let
him bleed to death, is a cold blooded murder. We as
Palestinian-Americans, and American citizens, demand that his killers be
brought to justice and punished for taking an innocent life.
you Madam Secretary Albright,
of the Palestinian Youth Council
© 2005 Palestinian American Council