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Campaign Launch: Celebrating Ahed Tamimi’s Life

Please join us at the Women’s Jail at the Constitutional Hill precinct to for the launch of the FREE AHED TAMIMI AND ALL CHILD PRISONERS CAMPAIGN and with an exhibition that celebrates Ahed Tamimi’s life and courage on her 17th birthday. Date: 31 January 2018 Time: 6:30 for 7 Venue: Women’s Jail at the Constitutional Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Johannesburg Whilst most ...

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Canada MP urges action over Palestinian Child Detainees

New York, January 26, 2017—Canadian parliamentarian Hélène Laverdière on Monday called on the government to press Israel to comply with international law in its treatment of Palestinian child detainees. MP Laverdière in a letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland expressed concern for 16-year-old Palestinian child detainee Ahed Tamimi, “one of many troubling cases of military detention of children under the ...

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Mandla Mandela demands the release of Palestinian child activist

ANC MP Mandla Mandela has added his voice to the international call to have Palestinian child activists‚ including Ahed Tamimi‚ released from an Israeli prison. A video of last week’s incident between Tamimi and a solider: La violenta provocazione di Ahed Tamimi verso i militari siraeliani che le è costata l’arresto Tamimi‚ who visited South Africa this year to create ...

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Ahed Tamimi transferred to three different detention facilities

The recent arrest of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi by Israeli soldiers from her family home in the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh has sparked protest around the world and refocused light on Israel’s unjust treatment of Palestinian children. In the five days since her arrest, Israeli authorities have attempted to coerce confession from Ahed, a minor, without access to a ...

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Courageous Ahed Tamimi arrested

By Yaseen Kippie Teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was arrested early this morning, a day after a video of her punching, slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in a West Bank village went viral. Her mother has also been arrested later in the day. Ahed was recently in South Africa as part of the Shamsaan Pals4Peace Tour. The 16-year-old Tamimi ...

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Tshwane University of Technology cuts ties with Israel

Tshwane University

“The Council of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has resolved that TUT will not forge any ties with the State of Israel or any of its organisations and institutions,” TUT spokesman on the issue Professor Rasigan Maharajh told the African News Agency (ANA) during an interview on Wednesday. A December 7 press release from TUT stated: “As a progressive ...

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Shamsaan PalS4Peace Music Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2017:  Shamsaan PalS4Peace Music Project Song Title: Think of Others Artists: Janna Jihad Ayyad and Sumayya Kalla Genre: Nasheed The inspiration and motivation behind the recording of the song “Think of Others” by the Shamsaan project was to provide a collaborative platform for young Palestinian voices to rise above the walls that divide and build bridges ...

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All we want is peace and equality: Janna Jihad

By Tasneem Adams (VOCfm news) “We believe that the bullet that doesn’t kill you, will make you stronger. If you want to be a journalist you have to remember that your camera is your weapon. It’s stronger than a weapon as it tells the truth!” You’d be woefully mistaken by thinking this is just another sound bite from a seasoned ...

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Mervin Steenkamp wins Palestine Marathon again

In the midst of a dark day for the country, Cape Town runner Mervin Steenkamp done South Africa proud after he won the Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem for the second time in two consecutive years. Steenkamp took first place in the 42.2 kilometres Marathon, finishing in 2 hours 49 minutes. The passionate runner, who represented the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund ...

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Dr Akoojee: A selfless activist for Palestine

As South Africa mourns the death of anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, it is a double blow for Capetonians who have been left shocked by the sudden passing of pro-Palestinian activist Dr Ebrahim Akoojee. The well-known medical doctor died in Surrey Estate on Monday evening at the home of close friend Haji Yunus Allie from the Al Quds Foundation, of which ...

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