Ahmad Tried to Protect Passersby From Violent Settlers. He Was Beaten and Jailed by Israeli Cops

Settlers go on a rampage in a Palestinian town, throwing stones, smashing windows. Israeli police and soldiers watch from the side, but do nothing to restrain the settlers. Palestinians who try to defend themselves are beaten and arrested. Such is the story of Ahmad Shaaweet

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It all started because of a flag. A flag of Palestine was hung on an electricity pole on the main street of Hawara, a town south of Nablus. The street, Highway 60, also happens to be the main north-south route in the West Bank for both Palestinians and settlers. The flag didn’t sit well with a group of settlers who were traveling the highway, so they tore it down and threw it away.

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