Published: 2021-06-06 16:54
Last Updated: 2021-06-16 22:16
Editor: Dana Sharayri
Sunday, Mohammed Al-Kurd, Muna’s brother, turned himself in to the Israeli Occupation police, hours after they stormed their house in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and arrested his sister.
Those close to the al-Kurd family said that Mohammed was outside the house when the police stormed his house and searched for him, and that as soon as he learned of the arrest of his sister, he turned himself in to the police, without knowing the reason behind the police seeking to arrest him and his sister.
Saturday, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) suppressed dozens of Palestinians participating in a sit-in inside the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and arrested at least four of them.
The Kurd siblings have been active Palestinian voices shedding light on the Israeli Occupation aggression in Palestine, particularly the forced uprooting of Palestinian families from their neighborhood in favor of Zionist settlers.
A social media user wrote on Twitter “Two siblings now under arrest by Israeli occupation forces. Muna was sending the message in Arabic through her camera, and Mohammed sent the message in English through worldwide interviews. This is the only reason they got arrested for.”
Later Sunday, lawyer Nasser Odeh, speaking outside the Israeli Occupation police station, confirmed to reporters that Mohammed and Muna were arrested as the siblings faced “committing acts that disturb public security” and “taking part in riots.”