Palestinian activist behind social media campaign against forced evictions of Sheikh Jarrah taken to police station after raid home.
Israeli police have arrested activist Muna al-Kurd, who has been at the forefront of the campaign to stop the forced expulsions of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian news agency WAFA.
Muna’s father, Nabil al-Kurd, told reporters that the 23-year-old activist was arrested after police stormed her home in Sheikh Jarrah, WAFA reported, adding that police handed over a notice ordering his twin brother Mohammad to surrender to the police.
He said his daughter was taken to an Israeli police station on Salaheddine Street in the occupied East Jerusalem area.
“Don’t be afraid,” she is seen saying to her family as Israeli police take her out of the house, according to a video circulating on social media.
Mohammad al-Kurd, along with his sister, are behind a three-month #SaveSheikhJarrah campaign on social media against the forced evictions of Palestinians from their homes.
Partly thanks to the brothers, the story of Sheikh Jarrah – a neighborhood in East Jerusalem annexed to Israel – has become a global hashtag since last month.
Leader of the Palestinian community @kurd_muna fighting against the ethnic cleansing of Israel a #SheikhJarrah she says, “Don’t be afraid,” as she is being held at her home. Soldiers also chase his brother @ m7mdkurd a prominent young Palestinian voice#FreeMuna pic.twitter.com/ks9gBYWY0c
– Dima Khatib (@Dima_Khatib) June 6, 2021