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Father, Uncle of Negev girl released

Posted in Arrests, Detentions, Kidnappings, The West Bank by beyondtheborder on April 8, 2009

The Be’er Sheva District Court released on Wednesday the father and the uncle of the Negev girl who was shot dead after she, according to the Israeli army, attempted to shoot Israeli soldiers at a military base in the Negev.

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Did the bedouin teenage girl really carry out an attack?

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

“It’s raining enemy missiles, the screams of Gaza ring in my ears. I have a strong desire to die for Palestine … to die for Gaza,” the girl wrote in her notebook, among other things.

Law-enforcement officials found the notebook, in which Basma expressed sympathy for the plight of Gazans and a willingness to sacrifice herself for their cause.

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“We are very embarrassed by all that has happened. If this happened, we need to check with police and see who was behind this, who created this scandal… If I knew who was responsible, I would take him straight to the police station.”

But he said the family was not convinced that things occurred the way police described. They asked to see evidence that the girl had in fact carried a gun and fired it.

If someone aided Basma or was behind the incident, they were “not from the family,” Ouda Nabari insisted.

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Robots inspect body

Robots inspect body

The residents of Hura were amazed by the incident. Al-Nabari’s relatives described a pleasant girl, an outstanding student, who would not have hurt anyone.

“The entire family is surprised,” one of the relatives, Uda al-Nabari, told Ynet. “She may have gone to file a complaint with the police, and they accidentally thought she wanted to carry out an attack.

“The police must check this and prove that it was indeed a nationalistically-motivated incident. Basma was a normal girl. Everyone was amazed when they heard about this.”

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