BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Activists from the Popular Resistance on Saturday destroyed parts of a checkpoint east of Nablus in response to Israel's policies of "assassinations" and land confiscation.
Around 10 masked youths smashed the control room and removed metal barriers at the Beit Furik checkpoint using a metal grinder.
Organizers of the action said it was a response to the confiscation of Palestinians lands and the policy of Israeli assassinations, the latest of which was the killing of Muatazz Washaha, 24, as a result of Israeli shelling of his home in the town of Birzeit on Thursday.
The checkpoint was not occupied by Israeli soldiers at the time of the action.
Washaha was affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and was killed during an Israeli arrest raid.
Thousands gathered on Friday for his funeral near Birzeit. Israeli forces opened fire on marchers after clashes broke out, injuring five with live bullets.