This is not fiction, this is politics, the child is from the occupied Golan Heights, but he was born in Syria.
His mother and father are from Majdal Shams, one of the biggest villages in the Syrian Golan Heights, occupied by Israel.
He was born in Syria because at that time his parents were studying at the Damascus University in Damascus.
After completing their education in Syria they returned back to their village with their newborn, but were informed by the Israeli Authorities that their child cannot leave home for two years because he was born in Syria.
The child, Fahid Lu’ay Shqeir, is now one year old and two months, he has to remain imprisoned in his parents’ home until he becomes 2. After that, other “legal procedures will still be needed to ensure that he will be allowed to stay in the country”.
The Tishreen (October) Syrian newspaper reported that this is an unprecedented event as the child, who will want to play and run like other children, will practically be “arrested” if he leaves home because he is considered Syrian, and Syria is still regarded by Israel as an enemy state.
His family and parents contacted several international human rights groups and appealed them to intervene to resolve this issue as it is unimaginable that this child cannot even go for a walk with his parents.
This issue is yet another Israeli violation to human rights and the Fourth Geneva Conventions. Under the Israeli law, a child born to Jewish parents or a Jewish parent will be automatically considered Israeli and will be granted Israeli citizenship with no questions asked.
But this child is an Arab, born to a mother and father who are from the Golan Heights.
By law; the Golan Heights are under Israeli control, and therefore a child born to a parent, or both parents, from the Golan or another place should be allowed to carry the nationality of his/her parents, and should be granted citizenship or at least residency rights in their country of origin.source
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