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.
Photo credit: Huwara martyrs via Howwara Online facebook page.