From Kafrtun, “Sawt Beirut International” reporter Ibrahim narrated the story of the boy, Amin Melhem, who died while volunteering to put out the fires that broke out in his town.
His father Jamil, devastated by the loss of his son, spoke about how the thickening of smoke caused him to suffocate and lack of vision that led to his fall, so the ambulance took him to Al Qubayyat Hospital, when we knew he passed away.
Regarding the father being beaten while he stopped the car to fill petrol, he said, “I was in my car with my son, Muhammad, behind the ambulance, which stopped to get fuel.
However, members of the State Security prevented me, despite telling them that my son was dead in the ambulance, a quarrel started between them and my son, and then with me, and one of them hit me with gunpowder on my chin and everyone started hitting me.”
He concluded, “The state security is supposed to protect people, not attack them. No more humanity.”