Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd pose for a photo in Sheikh Jarrah. File/ AFP
Gulf Today Report
Palestinian twins Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd has featured in TIME's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
The American magazine announced a list of the 100 most influential people around the world and named the Kurd twins for "opening a window to the world about living under occupation in East Jerusalem — helping to transform the international discourse regarding Israel and Palestine.”
In May, at least 22 Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem, as tensions flared over a controversial land rights case. According to Human Rights Watch, the homes of four Palestinian families are located on land claimed by Jews.
Two hashtags were trending, #لن_نرحل and #SaveSheikhJarrah on social media.
In June, Israeli police detained the twins who became the face of a campaign to halt Palestinian evictions.
Supporters of Muna and Mohammed El Kurd said their detention was part of a broader Israeli effort to halt opposition to the evictions in Sheikh Jarrah.
Time magazine editor in chief Edward Felsenthal said the 100 list features "extraordinary leaders from around the world working to build a better future" who "in a year of crisis have leaped into the fray".
The 100 list, which is not ranked, included 54 women. It also comprises political figures such as US President Joe Biden, US Vice President Kamala Harris and former US President Donald Trump.
Palestinian icons Muna and Mohammed al-Kurd are among leaders, artists, and personalities on Time Magazine’s annual list of 100 most-influential people in the world.
Israel’s military said soldiers opened fire on Thursday on a Palestinian near the Gaza border fence, and the Hamas group said one of its fighters was killed.
Egyptian security officials have held talks with Palestinian leaders in recent days in part to prevent a new flare-up of tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said on Sunday.
Furthering its commitment to promoting books and literacy, Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is organising the National Libraries Summit on November 8 – 9, 2021 at its headquarters in Sharjah. The two-day summit will be held in conjunction with the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2021) under the theme ‘Visibility, Engagement, Impact, and Collaboration’, and convene 50 national library directors and senior staff from 20 countries in Europe, North America, Africa and the MENA region.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that their government is making special arrangements for Sikhs around the world to attend the upcoming celebrations of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak which will be held in Kartarpur, Punjab, Pakistan.
The envoys issued a highly unusual joint statement on Monday saying the continued detention of Parisian-born philanthropist and activist Osman Kavala "cast a shadow" over Turkey.