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Israeli police detain Sheikh Jarrah activist Muna al-Kurd

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Palestinian activist behind social media marketing campaign in opposition to pressured expulsions in Sheikh Jarrah taken to police station after raid on house.

Israeli police have detained activist Muna al-Kurd, who has been on the forefront of the marketing campaign to cease the pressured expulsions of Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in accordance with Palestinian information company WAFA.

Muna’s father, Nabil al-Kurd, advised reporters that the 23-year-old activist was detained after police raided their house in Sheikh Jarrah, WAFA reported, including that the police handed a discover ordering her twin brother Mohammad to show himself in to the police.

He mentioned his daughter was taken to an Israeli police station in Salaheddine Avenue within the occupied East Jerusalem.

“Don’t be afraid,” she is seen telling her household, as she is being led out of the home by the Israeli police, in accordance with a video circulating on social media.

Mohammad al-Kurd, alongside together with his sister, are behind a three-month-old #SaveSheikhJarrah social media marketing campaign in opposition to the pressured expulsions of Palestinians from their houses.

Partly because of the siblings, the story of Sheikh Jarrah – a neighbourhood in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem – has turn into a worldwide hashtag since final month.