Father of Yacoub Abu al-Qee’an reportedly died Thursday morning, after succumbing to shock over the death of his son, who was killed while defending his village of Umm al-Hiran.
According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a sword has hung over the heads of Umm al-Hiranâs 1,000 inhabitants for many months, now, as the Israeli government has advanced plans to raze the Palestinian Bedouin village of 150 homes and replace it with a town exclusive to Israeli Jews.
Video link viaÂ the Alternative Information Center:Â Akram Abu al-Qiyan, Umm al HiranÂ
Raed Abu al-Qee’an, Yacoubâs 40-year-old nephew, said that Â not only did the police kill him in cold blood, “but now they are holding his body hostage to try to make more convincing their ridiculous story that he is a terrorist.â
Al-Qee’anâs body wasÂ laid to rest Thursday afternoon, alas without a chance to bidÂ farewell to his son
(Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org)