My house is about two km from Burqah, close to the train station. It’s a Bedouin tent.
On Thursday July 19, 2007 at 5:30 pm, settlers passed by my home. There were children and women too. There were about 80 people coming down from the settlement of Homesh towards the settlement Shavei Shomron. Some had weapons and some didn’t.
About 15 came near my tent and threatened us with their weapons to stay inside. We were: my father, my mother, my wife, myself and four young children. We stayed inside the tent while they torched the goats’ winter feed that we had set aside. There were several bales, about two tons worth, which cost about ILS 7,000.
I photographed the scorched earth and I have it on disc too. I gave two photographs to the police and I kept two.
People from the village saw what was happening from afar but they were afraid to come. After the settlers left, 15 people came and helped us put out the fire, but there was nothing left. The people from the village are willing to testify about what they saw.
About two years ago, they burned down our tent with our blankets and mattresses and the olive oil we had pressed. Last month they burned down the wheat field that we planted by our home.
This is the first time I’m filing a complaint.