Israeli occupation forces on Sunday arrested the outspoken activist and journalist Muna Al-Kurd from her home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Al-Kurd, 23, whose family has been living under the threat of imminent displacement from their house in Karm al-Jaouni in occupied East Al-Quds’ Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, has become an icon of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli settler expansion.
In statements to the Palestinian Wafa news agency, the journalist’s father, Nabil Al-Kurd, said Israeli occupation forces stormed his house in a provocative manner before arresting his daughter Muna and delivered a summons warrant for her brother Mohammشd, who was not at home at the time of arrest.
He added that the occupation forces took his daughter to the police station on Salah El-Din Street in central Al-Quds.
Muna appeared handcuffed as she was getting out of her home while being arrested, a footage circulated by activists in social media showed.
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The arrest came 12 hours after Israeli occupation police briefly detained Al Jazeera correspondent Givara Budeiri and photographer Nabil Mazzawi while press crews were covering the demonstrations in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on the 54th anniversary of the Nakba.
Source: Middle East Eye