UK-Palestinian girl retells Nakba story – wins award

27 May

 

VIDEO: British-Palestinian Child Wins Awards for Retelling Nakba Story

UPDATE FROM RAMZY BAROUD (Palestine Chronicle) 30/5/2016:

It is reported that the speech by the most inspiring child, Leanne Muhammed is being censored. Indeed, the YouTube version of her presentation has been removed. Palestine Chronicle is re-posting the video from a different source.

https://artistsforpalestine.org.uk/introduction/news/

http://freespeechonisrael.org.uk/speak-shut-schoolgirls-na…/

 

Palestine Chronicle report, 26 May 2016

British-Palestinian Leanne Muhammed has won the 2015-16 Speak Out Challenge held in London following a moving speech about the Nakba and its effects on Palestinian society.

Leanne, from Al-Burj Al-Shamali refugee camp in Lebanon, is a student at Wanstead High School in London. She joined the Speak Out Challenge giving a speech entitled “Birds not Bombs”.

In it Leanne spoke about the suffering of the Palestinian refugees since 1948 and how even children are discriminated against because of their nationality.

She also spoke about the continuous Israeli assaults and violations against the Palestinian people, as well as the threat of bombing.

Leanne gave an example of a one-year-old baby, who had cancer and died because he could not receive proper treatment due to travel restrictions imposed by the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip.

 

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