The twins, both later released, have become icons of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli settler expansion in East Jerusalem
Muna and her twin brother Mohammed al-Kurd have vowed to defy the imminent Israeli court order to displace them from their Jerusalem home (MEE & AFP)
Israeli forces on Sunday arrested the outspoken activist and journalist Muna al-Kurd from her home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in Jerusalem but later released her after hours of questioning, her family and friends reported via social media.
Her brother, Mohammed al-Kurd, turned himself in hours after her arrest, according to footage posted online. He was finally released late on Sunday evening. Film on social media showed him being met by his father, Nabil al-Kurd.
“Their intimidation will not scare us,” she told reporters after her release. “It’s [an attempt to] muzzle voices.”
The siblings, whose family has been living under the threat of imminent displacement from their house in Karm al-Jaouni in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, have become icons 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 forces stormed his house “in a provocative manner” before arresting his daughter Muna and delivered a summons warrant for her brother Mohammed al-Kurd, who was not at home at the time of arrest.
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