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A PALESTINIAN woman was stoned to death by Israeli settlers on Friday night close to a military checkpoint south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.
Aisha Mohammed al-Rabi was murdered when the vehicle she was travelling in with her husband and nine-year old daughter was attacked by stones, causing her head injuries.
The family were on their way back from a wedding when they were set upon.
Ms Rabi’s husband Aykube explained: “We were on our way home, and as we approached the Tapuach checkpoint, a big rock was thrown at our vehicle, hitting my wife in the head.
“I kept driving while my wife was covered with blood. Our daughter screamed and wept seeing her mother dying.
“I was in a very bad shape. All the way to the hospital I was asking my wife to answer me, and at the same time tried to calm down our daughter, who wouldn’t stop crying.”
She was announced dead on arrival and was buried in a funeral ceremony on Saturday.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas described Ms Rabi as a martyr who sacrificed her blood for the sake of her homeland and her people.
In a statement he said: “This is a very ugly crime committed by the settlers in the defence of the occupying state.
“Our people will continue to stand firm on its land, no matter how many victims. These crimes will not harm the determination of our people to continue on their path to freedom and independence; to establish an independent state with its eternal capital, Jerusalem.”
Following the funeral of Ms Rabi a general strike was declared in the town of Biddya, which included all public businesses and institutions.
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