"It may be an ‘Arab Spring’ for [President Barack Obama], but Hamza will never see another Summer nor will he experience falling in love and fathering a family. He will never experience freedom."
A young boy is quickly becoming a martyr for the thousands of Syrian rebels calling for the end of Bashar Al-Assad’s brutal and oppressive Ba’ath Party government.
The youngster, identified by rebels as Hamza Al-Khatib, was helping to deliver relief supplies of food, blankets and medicine to the residents of the Syrian district of Daraa who were being prevented from leaving their home by the Syrian military.
A U.S. intelligence source tells the Law Enforcement Examiner that 13-year old was arrested and tortured to death by members of the Syrian secret police. His body four weeks turned up four-weeks later when it was left in front of his home wrapped in plastic. His parents were further shocked to discover his genitalia were sliced off.
Thousands of Syrian civilians attended his funeral in the town of Al Jeeza in the Daraa district on Wednesday.
"It may be an ‘Arab Spring’ for [President Barack Obama], but Hamza will never see another Summer nor will he fall in love and father a family," said former intelligence officer and police detective Sid Franes.
"Worse, he will never experience freedom," he added.
Syrian rebels are using the details of this vicious act by Syrian intelligence agents as inspiration for more youth to join the dangerous protests aimed at overthrowing.
Khatib’s photograph has been spread on Internet web sites worldwide. In the school photo, he’s seen smiling. In addition, his photo was used to create posters carried by demonstrators protesting the government of Bashar Al-Assad.
A Facebook.com page was also set up as a memorial and had tens of thousands members throughout the world, while YouTube posted numerous videos of the boy, his body full of torture marks and bullet holes.
Human rights watchdog groups claim more than 30 children are among the thousands who have been killed in the Syrian protests so far.
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