Awarta defies IOF decision turning the village into closed military zone
|Sunday, March 28,2010 13:22|
NABLUS, -- Hundreds of Palestinian citizens from the village of Awarta, southeast of Nablus, participated in a peaceful silent march in protest at the crimes of killing two boys from the village days ago at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers.
The villagers marched from the central area of their village towards its eastern side near the settlement of Itamar, where two children under age 18 from the family of Qawarik were killed by Israeli settlers.
Israel had claimed then that its troops killed the boys after they tried to stab soldiers in an attempt to cover up the responsibility of settlers.
The villagers challenged the Israeli decision to consider the area a closed military zone, and reached the area where the two young victims were killed and confirmed their determination to resist the Israeli occupation until it leaves their village.