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