The Israeli army assassinated a Palestinians student from An-Najah University and early on the morning of 24 / 06 / 2008.
I am currently staying five minutes away from where this atrocity took place – in the Al-Sal’ous neighborhood in the Al-Makhfiyeh area of western Nablus.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Israeli offensive forces were carrying out one of its many illegal incursions into the city of Nablus where upon they ruthlessly killed, in cold blood 2 Palestinians, one of whom was 24-year-old Iyad Khanfar, a final-year student at An-Najah. We had the opportunity of visiting the apartment soon after and it was laced with blood, broken glass and bullets. The apartment had been
ransacked and torn apart by explosions used to instill life threatening fear in these innocent palestinians. Several matching reports say that one, a student, was filled
with 16 bullets to the chest whilst in bed.
The university is (was) on general strike with all classes cancelled and the local volunteers on my program were shocked as was I.
This is by now means an isolated incident and is common practice for the apartheid forces. We pray for their families.
02 Jul 2008 ManUni Action Palestine