On a wet Wednesday morning, when even the sky seemed to be crying, Nablus laid to rest Maher Habaisheh and Emad Kamel al-Zubaidi martyred in historical Palestine. Maher died on 12/02/2001 and Emad on 22/04/2001.
In collective punishment against their families, in violation of humanitarian law, Apartheid Israel had kept the remains of the two men, along with hundreds others, in unmarked graves, known as the cemetary of numbers inside Palestine’s ’48 territories. This collective punishment prevented their proper burial for more than 10 years and the families were not able to visit them. The pain on the faces of the families was still apparent today, as they were finally laid to rest.
Collective punishment is expressly forbidden under international law. However, Apartheid Israel violates these laws regularly punishing Palestinian families for the alleged crimes if their family members. These range from demolition of homes to the withholding of bodies.
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