27/02/14: Muatazz Washaha, 24 years old, murdered by the Israeli Army

معتز وشحة (24 عامًا) من قرية بيرزيت قضاء رام الله، والذي استشهد اثناء وجوده في بيته وهو غير مسلح، وقد حاصرت منزله منذ ساعات الصباح الأولى قوات من العدو الصهيوني ودباباته واكثر من 30 جيب عسكري وما يقارب ال 1000 جندي صهيوني حاصروا المنزل والمنطقة التي يقع بها منزل الشهيد. تعرض لإصابة خلال محاولة الجنود حرق المنزل والذي تم اخماده من قبل الدفاع المدني الفلسطيني.. وبعدها قصفوا المنزل ب 5 صواريخ كتف والعديد العديد من القنابل.. ومن ثم طلبت قوات الاحتلال منه تسليم نفسه، فرفض قائلاً ” لن أسلم نفسي لهؤلاء الأنذال”.. قُصف المنزل خلاله بالقذائف والرشاشات الثقيلة، ودخلوا المنزل واعدموه برصاص حي في رأسه من مسافة قصيرة مما أدى إلى استشهاده وتناثر أشلائه وتدمير المنزل.

On Thursday morning the Israeli Army invaded Birzeit, a neighbourhood of Ramallah, and murdered 24 year old Muatazz Washaha in his home. The Army fired live ammunition and shelled his home for several hours, where Muatazz had taken shelter. He was murdered by live ammunition aimed at his head, in an execution style.

The Army allege Muatazz was wanted, however wanted for what is unknown and does not explain the extreme force used against him as he sought shelter from the bombardment in what ought to be a place of safety for us all, our homes. In an act of steadfastness and bravery Muatazz said:

I will not surrender to those bastards.

No shot were ever fired towards the soldiers. His murder is another act of extreme terrorism by Israel. The Army destroyed the house, bombarding it with shells.

SFP send their sincere condolences to his family at this tragic time. Several SFP members attended the hospital and home to directly express our sadness. In honour of Muatazz and all the martyrs of Palestine and freedom fighters around the world, we ask the world to end the impunity against Israel’s terrorism and join the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). To find out how to boycott and join the campaign please click here.

Picture courtesy of Rani Rimawi

 

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