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Mouid's family on Saturday Photo: Nidal Agabaria
Mouid's family on Saturday Photo: Nidal Agabaria

Israeli Arab reported dead in Syria contacts family

Man calls family of Mouid Jumaa, who was reported dead in Syria battles last month, identifies as Mouid, insists he is 'safe and sound'

Hassan Shaalan
Published: 10.19.13, 16:34 / Israel News

One month after the family members of Mouid Jumaa had been informed that Mouid had been killed in Syrian battles, a man identifying himself as Mouid called the family Saturday, reporting to be safe and sound.


"Today at noon we received a phone call," Mouid's brother Muhammad told Ynet Saturday. "The caller said he's Mouid. We told him we got a message over a month ago that Mouid was killed in Syria. The caller insisted it wasn’t true. 'I'm Mouid. I'm still alive. I'm safe and sound and nothing happened to me. I didn’t know you were told I had been killed. We're in a place that has no reception…'"


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The brother said the family found it hard to believe that it was him.

Photo: Nidal Agabaria

Family of Mouid Jumaa after hearing good news (Photo: Nidal Agabaria)


Family of Mouid Jumaa in mourning last month


"We thought it was a prank," the brother noted, adding that the family asked the caller "questions related to our family, like names of friends, and he got it all right. That's what made us believe he's really alive and wasn’t killed."


On September 17, Mouid's family received a picture of a bullet ridden body which was allegedly Mouid.


Mouid Jumaa, in his 20s, flew abroad with two friends some three weeks earlier and was unreachable until Saturday.



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