#Africa4Palestine joins South Africans in welcoming Muna El Kurd to SA

PRESS STATEMENT: #Africa4Palestine joins South Africans in welcoming Muna El Kurd to SA – Siyakwamukela Qabane. Re ya go amogela mo Afrika Borwa.

The human rights organization #Africa4Palestine joins fellow South Africans in welcoming Muna El-Kurd to South Africa. Siyakwamukela Qabane. Re ya go amogela mo Afrika Borwa.

Time Magazine listed the Palestinian human rights campaigner, Muna El-Kurd (23 years old), as one 2021’s 100 most influential people in the world. She is co-listed with her twin brother, Mohammed El-Kurd, for their activism, social media campaigning and their “charismatic and bold voices.”

TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal said the top-100 list features “extraordinary leaders from around the world working to build a better future.”

El-Kurd is currently in South Africa as a guest of Al Meezaan on a speaking tour starting today. Here are some of her initial upcoming public events for this weekend.

Date: Saturday, 16 October 2021
“Welcome Press Conference”
Time: 10H00 – 11H00
Venue: Sophiatown, Johannesburg

Date: Saturday, 16 October 2021
“From Jerusalem to Johannesburg”
Time: 14h30
Venue: Constitutional Hill, Braamfontein

Date: Sunday, 17 October 2021
“Hike & Picnic 4 Justice”
Time: 07h30
Venue: Rietvlei Zoo Farm, Alberton

Date: Sunday, 17 October 2021
“Women’s role in the struggle for freedom”
Time: 14h00
Venue: Killarney
NOTE: For this specific Killarney event RSVP is essential as the venue is very limited

Muna El-Kurd’s tour in South Africa is co-organized between Al Meezaan and several South African organisations. The main coordinator is Al Meezaan’s Abdallah Grifat, a longtime activist from Palestine. Members of the media can contact Al Meezaan’s Abdallah Grifat on: +27614772555 / a.grifat@meezaan-sa.org

Brief Bio of Muna El-Kurd: Muna and her twin brother Mohammed live in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem where Israel, similar to Apartheid South Africa, is currently forcibly removing the indigenous Palestinians and demolishing their family homes.

In a now viral video Muna is seen defending her home from an American Jewish Israeli Settler who shouts at Muna: “If I don’t steal [your home], someone else is gonna steal it.” Click here to watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNqozQ8uaV8

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