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Twin activists arrested by Israel

Mohammad and Muna elKurd are currently being detained by the Israeli occupation police.

Jerusalem24 – Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem arrested Muna elKurd from her home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. The Israeli police forces arrived and handcuffed Muna, who’s only response during the arrest was “Don’t be afraid, call the lawyer.” After which she was led away in handcuffs to the Police station on Salah alDin street in Jerusalem. The officers also gave her father, Nabeel elKurd, an arrest warrant for his son Mohammed.

After news of his sister’s arrest and the warrant for his arrest, Mohammad elKurd turned himself in at the police station. Crowds cheered the young Jerusalemite who was seen speaking about the woes and troubles of his neighborhood on international media outlets.

After the arrest of his children, Nabeel called to the Palestinians in Jerusalem to stand in solidarity with all the detainees being held in the Israeli police station. As more Palestinians arrived, a stand of protest was announced, and they began to chant that they will remain here.

Other Palestinians are also being held in the police station, including the head of the Batn alHawwa committee in Silwan; Zuheir alRajabi. The Batn alHawwa neighborhood is facing a similar predicament as Sheikh Jarrah. Israeli settler organizations are attempting to dispossess Palestinians of their homes through Israeli court orders.

“They took them because they are speaking the truth to the world,” said Nabeel elKurd as he set up a chair and sat in front of the Police station; waiting for his children Mohammed and Muna.

The committee of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, announced a press conference to take place at 5:00 PM today infront of the Police station.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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