Palestinian PM opens Square of Martyr “Mohammed Abu Khdeir” in Al-Bireh

SHAFAQNA  - Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday opened Martyr Mohammed Abu Khdeir Square in the West Bank city of Al-Bireh, to commemorate the martyr who was abducted by Jewish settlers and burned alive last year in Jerusalem while on his way to the mosque for Fajr prayer. 

“Loyalty to all Palestinian martyrs requires the reinforcement of national unity, rejection of disputes, and continuation of the struggle and freedom march, in order to attain the legitimate objectives of ending the occupation, and the establishment of a fully sovereign Palestinian state on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital,” Hamdallah said during the inaugural ceremony. 

“We meet here today at the opening of this Square, within a series of events and activities, to honor the memory of martyr Abu Khdeir, and to remind the international community of the Israeli injustice and occupation,” he said. 

Hamdallah added that the Palestinian leadership raises the case of martyr Abu Khdeir and the cases of all other Palestinian martyrs, particularly the children, to the international forums, to ensure that the commitments of the international community are translated into serious action, and that international protection is provided for the people of Palestine and the future prospects of its children. 

“Just two days ago, Mohammed Hani al-Kasbah, a teenage resident of the Qalandia refugee camp, was shot dead by the Israeli military while attempting to reach the besieged city of Jerusalem for prayer in its mosque. 
His two older brothers were also killed by Israeli forces 14 years ago,” Hamdallah said,” adding: “Within few days, we will commemorate the martyrdom of four Bakr family children in the Gaza Strip, who were targeted by the Israeli gunboats while they were having fun and playing football on the beach.

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