As Huwara Buries 2 Martyrs, Activists Confront Occupation Army. Again

As Huwara Buries 2 Martyrs, Activists Confront Occupation Army. Again

As the village of Huwara (south of Nablus, on the Nablus-Ramallah road) buried Mohamed Abu Shaheed (22 years old) and Khaled Azmi (18) – two young men murdered by the Israeli occupation in cold blood on Friday 25th July while protesting against the genocide in Gaza – Palestinian activists set out to tell Apartheid Israel, once again, that it is not welcome in Palestine.

Israeli occupation soldiers responded to chants and posters with a round of steel rubber-coated bullets and tear gas.

The shebab [local youth] from Huwara, Balata refugee camp, Nablus, and the surrounding villages have recently been confronting heavily armed soldiers in Huwara checkpoint on a daily basis. They’ve been joined by Palestinian activists from Solidarity Movement for Free Palestine.

Huwara checkpoint – right at the entrance to Nablus – is a horrendous place  where people would be kept trapped for hours on end during the Second Intifada; the occupation military base and interrogation center close to the checkpoint is where kidnapped Palestinians are being brought for torturous interrogation.

Mask one of the martyrs was wearing just before he was murdered.

Mask one of the martyrs was wearing just before he was murdered.

Mohamed and Khaled from Huwara village. May your souls rest in peace.

Mohamed and Khaled from Huwara village. May your souls rest in peace.

For Gaza, for one homeland.

For Gaza, for one homeland.

The balance of power.

The balance of power.

"Stop Israel killer", #StopIsraeliTerror

“Stop Israel killer”, #StopIsraeliTerror

Israeli occupation soldiers appeared to be excited about doing some shooting, as opposed to getting bored in their bases.

Israeli occupation soldiers appeared to be excited about doing some shooting, as opposed to getting bored in their bases.

Aiming at unarmed civilians.

Aiming at unarmed civilians.

Activists put up the Palestinian flag on top an ad board.

Activists put up the Palestinian flag on top an ad board.

Photo credit: Huwara martyrs via Howwara Online facebook page.