IDF Kills Hebron Peace Activist, Hashem Azzeh
Hashem Azzeh was the Israeli government’s worst nightmare.
First, he was Palestinian. Second, he was educated, a medical doctor. Third, he was a leader in his community. Which brings us to his next offense, he was a peace activist. Finally, and perhaps most aggravating for the Israeli state, he adamantly refused to be forced from his home in Hebron’s Old City – though the IDF and Israeli settlers, who lived in houses perched right above his, never tired of using intimidation and violence to try and push Hashem and his young family from their home.
**IDF soldiers are a constant presence in the Old City, providing cover for the approximately 500 Israeli settlers who lord over and *terrorize the tens of thousands of Palestinians who live in this part of Hebron.**