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-Hiran‚Äôs 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 via¬†the Alternative Information Center:¬†Akram Abu al-Qiyan, Umm al Hiran¬†
Raed Abu al-Qee’an, Yacoub‚Äôs 40-year-old nephew, said that ¬†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.‚ÄĚ
Al-Qee’an‚Äôs body was¬†laid to rest Thursday afternoon, alas without a chance to bid¬†farewell to his son
(Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org)