Palestinian children visit Pmb

2017 marks 50 years of Palestinian territories being invaded by Israel in violation of international law and the rights of the Palestine people.Eleven year old Janna Jihad and known as Palestine’s youngest journalist, with over 200 000 followers on social media, has been one of the front leaders rallying support for the Palestine cause for freedom, justice and peace against Israel.
“I became vocal about the occupation when I was 9, I realised that no youth was standing up for the right thing as it is unfair that people get arrested and killed for trying to live on their own land, “she said.
Jihad told the Public Eye that she and her fellow activists were from a small village called Nabi Saleh, that has a population of about 600 people. She said despite death threats, residents in the village held peaceful protests every Friday urging the end of the territory occupation war between Israel and Palestine.
“It is so hard living there because it is not peaceful. It is also sad because it is a beautiful place that does not need our loved ones dying harshly,” the 11 year old said.
Muhammad Nawajah, 13, is from the village of Susya in Palestine and shared how terror flooded his home village with residents being forcefully removed from their homes.
“Most of the people live in tents and have been displaced,” he said.
Father and daughter activist, Bassam Tamimi and 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi their visit to South Africa has inspired them to continue rallying the cause for resistance, and also to learn from the South African apartheid struggle as to how they can implement peaceful resolutions to end the occupation.



Bongeka Sibisi

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