Abdullah Edâ€™eis, the father of Morad, aged 16, denied Israeli allegations that his son was behind the killing of a settler woman in Entail Israeli colony, and said that his son was playing in a school playground, at least 3 milometers away from the settlement, when the attack took place.
â€śI do not buy the Israeli lies and fabrications; they are claiming that my son killed the woman after infiltrating into the settlement,â€ť Abdullah said, â€śHe was playing in the school playground, near our home, and returned home.
On Sunday at night, he slept at his grandmotherâ€™s home, and on Monday, Morad came with me and slept at home, as the family is busy because my mother-in-law in preparing for surgery.â€ť
His brother, Qais, said that he and their friends were playing soccer in the schoolâ€™s playground, and, when they heard the sirens in the settlement, they returned home.
In addition, the father said that the Israeli soldiers detonated the main door of his home, around 3 at dawn, and invaded the property, searching for his son, Morad.
â€śThey handcuffed and blindfolded us; I was placed in one room and my son in another,â€ť he added, â€śOne of the officers told me that my home will be demolished, and I will be sent to Gaza.â€ť
Morad, a tenth-grade student of Beit Amra School, was born in May of 2000; he is the fourth of five siblings.
â€śIsrael is lying; I would have personally handed him to the Palestinian Authority to protect him from himself, if I ever saw any indication that he intended to attack anybody,â€ť the father said, â€śNobody can send their sons and daughters to die; my son has nothing to do with that attack.â€ť
It is worth mentioning that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Israel will demolish the family home of Edâ€™eis, while Israeli Housing Minister Yuav Galant calling for exiling the family to Syria, and deputy defense minister Elie Ben Dahan, called for â€śremoving the family from the country.â€ť
Commenting on Israeli calls and allegations, the father said: â€śMy son never hurt anybody, and is not involved in the attack â€“ we only have God, the merciful, to complain to.â€ť