WHERE ELSE ON EARTH DO THEY DIG MASS GRAVES FOR MARTYRS BEFORE THE MASSACRE HAPPENS? Homs (Talbiseh): Apr 16, 2013 - In Syria, they must. They stopped digging individual graves long ago after Assad moved from shooting protesters in the street to massive bombing campaigns, horrific massacres and SCUD missile strikes. Now they dig large open pits so when they are killed (not if), they will have a place to be buried in.
You wil also notice the location of the freshly dug grave and the other older tombstones, it’s on the side of a road, there is no other place.
***HEARTBREAKING*** THE TWO LITTLE CHILDREN ARE BURIED IN A RUSH BEFORE THE NEXT ATTACK. Idleb (Al Habeet): Mar 19, 2013 - There was no time to wash their bodies. There was no time to wrap them in shrouds and mourn over their souls. They were brutally killed by Assad’s forces when their home was shelled and taken straight to the cemetery. When their bodies arrived there was an Assadist helicopter circling the skies above them, it’s not unusual for Assad’s forces to attack funerals and graveyards. The body of the little girl is placed inside the grave first, then the little boy, with most of the back of his head missing, is placed in second and quickly covered.
Our children are not just numbers. They are human beings just like your children.
Here is the body of the little girl just before she was literally ‘put back together’ and placed in her grave. We only know her as the daughter of Walid Abdul-Kader Aburass. It is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC. This is what Assad is doing to our little girls:
TWO LITTLE BOYS KILLED BY ASSAD. ONE WAS A LOCAL, THE OTHER A REFUGEE. Damascus (Jobar): Mar 6, 2013 - Mohamed Jowad from Jobar was killed along with Ammar Durash, who is a refugee from Al-Atareb, Aleppo. They were killed by Assad’s forces as they continued their bombing of this Damascus suburb which has become a frontline in the fight to topple Assad and his mercenaries.
To give you an idea of how bad things are in Syria, the little boy from Al-Atareb, Aleppo had to come here, Jobar, to seek refuge. Al-Atareb barely exists as a town since Assad’s forces destroyed it almost a year ago.
A photo of the two little boys shortly after the died
ONLY IN SYRIA CAN A BRIDE ATTEND HER OWN WEDDING AND HER OWN FUNERAL IN THE SAME DAY. Homs (Al Dar Al Kabeer): Mar 2, 2013 - Houriyet Al-Azo’o was one such bride. She was destined to be a bride and a martyr on the very same day, the very same hour. A mere hour after being married, she was killed when Assad’s forces shelled her home. In any other place on Earth, this would be unheard of, but this is Syria, and in Assad’s Syria, any number of horrific things carried out by Assad’s forces can happen to anyone at anytime … live for you to watch on your laptops, TV’s and mobile phones.
And please don’t ask us ‘Why would someone get married in a time like this”. Assad maybe killing 150+ Syrians a day in front of the world, but this will not stop Syrians from doing what they are free to do.
ONLY IN SYRIA IS THE SON OF A MATYR BURIED HIMSELF AS A MARTYR. Homs (Qusayr): Feb 12, 2013 - Mohamed Ibrahim Al Zuhoory was killed when Assad’s forces shelled his home. His father, Ibrahim Al Zuhoory is also a martyr (killed at some other time in the last months).
Only in Syria are the children of martyrs becoming martyrs themselves. Assad has ‘thinned’ out the first generation. Now he is intensifying his massacre agains the next generation.
The Chronology of a Massacre: Halfaya Bakery Bombing
***HALFAYA MASSACRE*** OVER 100 MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE KILLED IN AN AIRSTRIKE ON A BAKERY. Hama (Halfaya): Dec 23, 2012 - From the immediate aftermath of the bombing to the preparation of the funerals for the victims, below is a horrific and graphic sequence of events that happened shortly after a MiG fighter jet, maned by Assad’s pilots, bombed a baker of cold and hungry men, women and children.
It does not get much worse than this. Although in Syria we repeat that with each new massacre.
The first video of the aftermath of the attack
The very first scenes moments after the attack. A long and very difficult video to watch
Another video of the aftermath of the attack.
More video of locals retrieving bodies from the street.
Some of the dead and injured are loaded into pickup trucks.
Dead men, women and children along with body parts are collected.
Survivors of the attack are taken to a clinic. Most could not be treated in Halfaya so they were taken to Kafranbel, Idleb, which was then shelled by Assad’s forces as well.
Bodies of the dead are prepared for burial that very same night.
People in Daraa, the birthplace of the revolution, come out to protest in solidarity with the people of Halfaya. (video here)
Photos from the aftermath of the massacre on the FB page for the ‘Revolutionary Youth Committee of Halfaya' (photos here)
THIS IS SYRIA. THESE ARE IT’S PEOPLE. THIS IS HOW SYRIANS SEND OFF THEIR MARTYRS. Damascus (Jobar): Dec 19, 2012 - The martyr is a boy. His name is Majd Ibn Ayman Al-Hamwi, he was shot dead by Assad’s forces in this town outside of Damascus.
This funeral / protest shows that after all the brutality that Assad has inflicted upon the people of Syria, they are still as defiant as ever. They sing “He who kills his people is a traitor” - in reference to Assad’s forces.
His classmates, family and neighbors give him a final send-off. This is not a traditional Syrian burial-ceremony, however, since the revolution began, the people of Syria have found it necessary to mourn and celebrate each martyr, all 45,000 of them, in this fashion. Lately we have not seen many funerals like this as the violence has been so brutal that there has been only just enough time to take the bodies and drop them in a grave shortly after death.
THOUSANDS TURN OUT TO A PROTEST AMIDST SOME OF THE HEAVIEST BOMBING EVER. Damascus (Nabek): Dec 5, 2012 - What started as a large funeral for people killed the day before by Assad’s forces turns into a massive protest. This is all the more unbelievable as the city and it’s suburbs face the most violent attacks yet by Assad’s forces.
The people in the video start off chanting “Goddamn Your Soul Oh’ Hafez (Al Assad)!” and then “God is Great” … they also chant their support for the Free Syrian Army.
WITH SAD REGULARITY, THEY WRAP THE BODY OF THIS LITTLE BOY AND PREPARE HIM FOR BURIAL. Homs (Abel): Oct 20, 2012 - Ahmed Mustafa Al Janeed is only a little boy. he was killed by Assad’s forces after his home was shelled. Assad did not allow him or his family to live with dignity in lie, so activists will ensure that he receives the a dignified burial in death.
Ahmed is one of the more than 3,200 children to have been murdered by the Assad regime since March 15, 2011.
THEY CANNOT EVEN BURY A LITTLE GIRL PROPERLY. ASSAD’S FORCES WILL NOT ALLOW IT, BECAUSE THEY KILLED HER. Homs (Talbiseh): Sept 20, 2012 - Aisha Al Daheik is only 5 years old. She was shot dead by Assad’s forces. To add to the misery her family must endure, she was not allowed to be buried at sundown, as is the tradition.
Instead she was buried in secret, in the middle of the night.
***HEARTBREAKING*** TOUGH TO WATCH. HIS THREE SONS ARE INCONSOLABLE UPON THE SIGHT OF THEIR DEAD FATHER. Aleppo (Al-Fardos): August 16, 2012 - Their father was killed by Assad’s forces. Nothing anyone can say or do can ease their pain and sadness …
This is what the bombing looks like from the ground as Assad’s jets continue to pound Aleppo (video here)
THE BRAVEST HUMAN BEINGS THAT EVER LIVED. THEY PROTEST. THEY DIE. THEY PROTEST. THEY DIE. Daraa (Dael): Aug 8, 2012 - They rally around the town’s latest martyr, giving him the final farewell he deserves while also protesting against Assad and for their freedom. As they hoist the coffin on their shoulders and chant, without warning a shell lands on the the home just above the crowd, creating a sickening boom that residents are all too familiar with.
What happens next is nothing short of unbelievable. After initially seeking cover, most of the crowd reassembles and continues to protest. These are indeed the bravest people on Earth. Nothing will make them turn back.
***HEARTBREAKING*** HIS DAUGHTERS SAY THEIR FINAL FAREWELL TO THEIR MARTYRED FATHER. Daraa (City): August 1, 2012 - It’s difficult to watch this without tears in your eyes. Assad killed their father. What must these little girls be thinking? Why is their father dead? Why did their ‘government’ kill him? What will they do now? Who will support them? Who will tuck them in at night? Who will protect them?
THE ISRAELI’S FORCED THEM FROM THEIR HOMES. ASSAD KILLED THEM IN THEIR CAMPS. THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE HAVE FACED THE WORST OF THE WORST. Damascus (Yarmouk Refugee Camp): July 15, 2012 - Assad’s forces killed 11 Palestinians as they peacefully protested against his tyranny and in support of the Syrian Revolution. In the video above, tens of thousands emerge to bury their dead and to hold yet another protest. They too will not bow to Assad.
The brave men and women of this camp knew what the repercussions would be for speaking out.
If Assad’s wins, they will be hunted down one by one … however they have faced immense hardships, persecution and oppression under the Israeli regime, this is why they were forced from their homes in Palestine, and this is why they could not stay silent as Assad massacred the people of Syria.
Is Assad still the ‘protector’ of Palestine? Is he still their ‘Savior’? … He, nor his father ever were or ever will be. Second only to Israel, Assad and his father are responsible for killing more Palestinians than anyone else over the past 40 years of Assad-rule.
The People of Palestine and Syria are indeed one.
Here is a video of protesters at the Yarmouk camp tearing down a memorial to Hafez Al Assad.