The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine mourns with deepest pride, its comrade, the revolutionary struggler, Moataz Zawahreh, 27 years old, a Palestinian refugee from Dheisheh camp, targeted by Zionist soldiers while engaging in a demonstration confronting the occupation forces with stones and Molotov cocktails.
The PFLP sent its deepest condolences to the Zawahreh family, a family of strugglers, and to its imprisoned comrade, Ghassan Zawahreh, Moataz’s brother, pledging to him and to all of the martyrs to continue the path of resistance to occupation and escalating the confrontation with the occupier until the liberation of Palestine.
Thousands of Palestinins lined the streets of Dheisheh refugee camp and Bethlehem, from all sectors of society, student and women’s organizations, labor unions and professional associations and all political parties, to join in the funeral for the martyr Comrade Moataz Zawahreh, shot and killed by the Zionist forces as he demonstrated for freedom and liberation for his homeland on October 13. He bravely confronted occupation forces and was targeted directly for assassination in the demonstration.
The funeral procession stretched from Beit Jala Hospital, where the martyr Zawahreh’s body was carried by his comrades of the PFLP, draped in the flag of Palestine and the banner of the PFLP. Palestinians filled the streets of the funeral procession, to his father’s home in Dheisheh refugee camp, chanting for liberation for Palestine. After a procession winding through the camp, Comrade Zawahreh was buried in the martyrs cemetery of the camp, amid speeches and cries for the victory for Palestine, saluting the courage, bravery and commitment of the martyr.
A general strike was called in Bethlehem on October 14, in Bethlehem City, Beit Jala, Beit Sahour and the refugee camps of Bethlehem area, by the coordinating committee of the factions.The streets were free of cars and schools and universities were closed.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine expressed its deepest pride in its comrade Moataz Zawahreh, and expressed its deepest condolences to the Zawahreh family and his imprisoned brother, Comrade Ghassan Zawahreh, saluting all of the martyrs who have fallen and pledging to remain on their path of resistance and struggle until the full liberation of Palestine.