On July 25, 1980, the peaceful residents of the village of Sarmada woke up to the sounds of shells, bombs and explosions ringing throughout the village, and the sound of loudspeakers asking the residents to gather in the schoolyard. They tortured them, and burned six houses, killing the wife of Mohammed Salim and his daughter, the teacher Ahmed Issa (22 years old), the teacher Mahmoud Bakr (20 years), the university student Mustafa Sheikh (20 years), the university student Muhammad Haj Hamidi, and the citizen Muhammad Khidr Shamma, And Al-Dara’i Abu Hussein, who appeared on the body of Amin Al-Sheikh after killing him and split it in two.
After that, they held a field court that sentenced Sharif Al-Sheikh and Abdel-Razzaq Darwish to death, and executed them immediately. The trial, the ruling, and the execution of the ruling did not take an hour.
An Amnesty International report on the massacre states:
Amnesty International has learned that on the night of July 24, 1980, security forces were chasing six Mujahideen from the Muslim Brotherhood who fled towards the village of Sarmada, and at the dawn of the next day orders were given to the villagers from the loudspeakers to stay in their homes, then the house search started. Finally, these six were besieged and killed after a short-lived battle, a massive arrest movement took place, and the security forces conducted an investigation, and a large number of the villagers were taken to the school yard and publicly interrogated, beaten, and a number of them – 22 people – were shot and Amnesty International has their names , And the military forces are said to have crushed some village houses before they left.