Ma’an News reports:
A Palestinian teenager reportedly killed by Israeli forces has returned home alive and well, his family said Friday.
The Health Ministry in Gaza reported Tuesday that Muhammad Zen Ismail Al-Farmawi, 15, was killed when Israeli forces opened fire on a Land Day rally near the defunct Yasser Arafat International Airport in Rafah.
At the time, Israel’s military repeatedly denied involvement.
It turns out Al-Farmawi was among 17 Palestinians detained by Egyptian forces shortly after the infiltrated the Egyptian side of Rafah via one of Gaza’s numerous underground smuggling tunnels. The detainees, among them 12 minors, were returned to security forces at the border on Friday. They had been questioned about tunnel locations, leading to at least three closures, Egyptian security sources said.
Relatives expressed “overwhelming happiness” that their son was unharmed during the violence, our correspondent reported from Rafah.
Muawiya Hassanein, Health Ministry director of ambulance and emergency services in Gaza, told Ma’an that after “huge efforts and contacts” to return the boy’s body, officials found him among those who were detained. He was assumed to have died in the clashes Tuesday after a Palestinian ambulance crew was refused permission to access to the area following reports of deadly fire, Hassanein explained at the time.
This is the same Muawiya Hassanein, Health Ministry director of ambulance and emergency services in Gaza, who reported that the boy was shot dead by Israeli forces.
Now given that palestinian Health Ministry directors do not lie (just ask Richard Goldstone), I think it’s pretty clear what we have here.
A palestinian zombie.
Don’t look so surprised. This is not the first case of palestinian undead.