WATCH: Muna El-Kurd Highlights Sheikh Jarrah Struggle in Graduation Speech

Palestinian activist Muna el-Kurd. (Photo: Video Grab)

Palestinian activist Muna El-Kurd who, along with her twin brother Mohammed, has become a symbol of the Jerusalemites’ struggle against Israel’s systematic ethnic cleansing policy, chose to convey the suffering of the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood during her graduation speech at Birzeit University yesterday.

“God willing, the illegal closure imposed on the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood will end, and the forced displacement decisions against us will be revoked so that I welcome you into my home,” El-Kurd said.

“I carry with me greetings from the steadfast Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and from the steadfast castle of Silwan,” she continued.

“I am sure you know about the neighbourhood, not only because it is being talked about in the media and news, but also because it reminds us of the Nakba [catastrophe] that has not ended since 1948 and continues to happen in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan and Lifta, and in all of Jerusalem, in Beita [village], the Jordan Valley, across the [occupied] West Bank, the occupied interior [Israel], Gaza and in diaspora including the forced displacement, house demolitions, ethnic cleansing, arrest and exile, and the list goes on”.

The Palestinian activist added that for the first time in many years Palestinians united to confront the Israeli policies of uprooting them from all of historic Palestine and their message has succeeded in reaching the world.

“My advice to you is that we should not remain silent about injustice, about oppression, the suppression of freedoms, and political arrests, and always document and spread attacks,” she added.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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  1. I am from Vancouver,Canada and i wanted to say that Muna el-Kurd made a great Revolutionary Graduation Speech.It is in Revolutionary Times like we are in now that great speeches are made.It is in these times that Women like Muna el-Kurd comes to the Front.
    During the Cuban Revolution Cuban Women participated in the Revolution and their names became household words.The same thing is happening in Palestine.Women and Men in Palestine like Muna el-Kurd will lead the fight to free Palestine from Israeli Apartheid.From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free.

  2. BRAVO! As a member of Jewish Voice for Peace & Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, I applaud Muna el-Kurd and say that I oppose the $3.8 Billions that we U.S. taxpayers give to the Israeli government funding destruction of homes, olive trees and apartheid. From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free!

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