Last night at 3 o’clock the Israeli soldiers came again to our village in a night raid. More than 50 soldiers came to the house of our neighbor, 35-year-old Barakat Nafi. We could hear them enter forcefully the house of Barakat’s family. First they said that they will search the house and then they started destroying everything in the house. After that, we could hear Barakat scream very loud in agony because they were beating him very hard. His wife was frightened and could not stop crying.
Barakat has already been arrested once, on 18 January this year. He stayed in jail, together with my father for one month. After the month in jail, he paid a fine of 8000,- Shekel, and they released him. He has a 4-year-old daughter, her name is Ayyam, she is a very sweet little girl. When the soldiers took him away, Ayyam got very upset. She was terrified that her father will go away for a long time, like the first time when Israeli soldiers arrested him. Therefore she said that she will not forgive him if he leaves. She did not know that her father had no choice but to leave with the soldiers.