Moataz Zawahreh, 27, Palestinian refugee and resident of Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem was shot dead by a live bullet by Israeli occupation forces on 13 October as he participated in a mass youth protest at the entrance to Bethlehem, becoming the 29th Palestinian killed by Israeli forces since 2 October and the growing popular Palestinian uprising.
The Martyr Moataz Zawahreh was the younger brother of imprisoned Ghassan Zawahreh – and of several other Palestinian political prisoners – held under administrative detention, who just concluded a 40-day hunger strike to secure his release on 30 November, the Battle of Breaking the Chains.
Zawahreh was a local leader of Palestinian left-wing political party, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Ma’an News reported:
Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets to join Moataz’s funeral and honor the life of this struggler, pledging to continue on his path of struggle, the road of resistance and the growing popular uprising: