odai, brother of martyr mustafa, and bahaa tamimi were apparently detained while crossing a road that was build for illegal settlers on palestinian land in front of their village nabi saleh. just a few months ago, odai was shot in the face with a rubber coated steel bullet.
odai was in prison when his brother mustafa was shot from a close range in the face with a tear gas canister. he heard the news in military prison, he was still in prison when he heard the next day that his brother had succumbed to his injury, and although he was released the day of his brother’s funeral, it wasn’t until the funeral was over that he was allowed to join his family. he was essentially denied the chance to at least participate in the communal mourning, to say goodbye and to support his grieving family on the worst day of their lives.