On Thursday morning residents of Nablus buried Fathi Jihad Amira (Nablus) and Atta Ibrahim Samhan (Tubas), murdered by the Israelis in 2002 and 2004 respectively, and their bodies held hostage until yesterday when they were finally returned to their families. This is a common and illegal punishment by Apartheid Israel that still is holding hostages the bodies of around 330 Palestinians.
19 year old Amira Fathi was murdered 30 March 2002 in Nablus. Atta Samhan of Tubas died during the Israeli shelling of Nassariya in 2004.
Many of them have been buried in common graves which their families members have been unable to access.
Hundreds mourners lined the streets to finally honour their dead and bury the two men in a Nablus cemetery.