Ever since riots broke out in her country, Muna Halil's life has become intolerable. 'War has turned our life upside-down, danger is everywhere,' she tells Ynet, describing shocking sights
Hassan Shaalan Published: 03.19.11
"Dozens of people have been killed and injured and it's very difficult to evacuate them to hospitals," reports 24-year-old Muna Halil of Bahrain, where the unrest continues as thousands of citizens are protesting against the government.
The Shiites have been protesting against the Sunni government for some time now, demanding reforms. An emergency was declared in Bahrain this week, and dozens of Saudi soldiers entered the country in order to help King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa maintain his regime.
Halil's tears would not stop as she told Ynet in a phone conversation about the bombings and violence used against the Bahraini and Saudi soldiers against the protestors.
"Because of the people's opposition to the unfair government, and because they had no control over the protestors, the Saudis sent the air force and began dropping bombs on the houses and protestors. They even attacked doctors on their way to the hospital to attend to injured people.
"Dozens of people have been killed and many have been injured," she said. "Soldiers have deployed everywhere and are attacking people in an aggressive manner, regardless of whether it's a child or a woman.
"The troops even attacked a disabled man in front of his mother with no mercy and encircled the hospital and beat up the people who go in."
According to Halil, since the riots broke out in her country her life has become very difficult and she is haunted by fear.
"I can't deal with this situation. The war outside has turned our life upside-down. Electricity has been cut and we have no Internet to get information on the situation," she said. "All we hear is the sounds of planes above our heads and grenades and tanks directed at the houses, as well as children and women screaming."
Halil continued to describe the shocking sights witnessed on a daily basis. "The most difficult thing is that we can't go out of the houses to buy medications for patients who are suffering from pain and chronic illnesses. We are living in danger and have nothing to eat."
She added that in some of the cities Bahraini snipers fired indiscriminately at protestors. "I beg all the other elements with responsibility and compassion to take steps to save us from death, and I demand that the Bahraini regime treat us with respect and not like animals."
The young woman expressed her faith and hope that the Bahraini people would "defeat the cruel regime which has destroyed and humiliated our lives."
She ended the conversation by turning to all media outlets across the world: "I beg anyone who can document the events and show them in order to reveal the shocking acts. This war won't end peacefully."
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