Mona al-Kurd, a Jerusalem-based activist living in Sheikh Jarrah, said she was kicked out of the special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which was discussing Israeli violations in the Strip. Gaza and the occupied Palestinian territories.
Mona Al-Kurd posted on her Instagram account that she was surprised that Israel’s representative to the Human Rights Council spoke immediately afterwards, so she wrote a comment via the Zoom app which has hosted the session in which she sent a message to the whole Council. in which she said: “I want to tell the Prime Minister of Israel that you are the terrorists. You are the ones who attack and detonate civilians. You are the ones who attack our land in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan and steal it from us. Stop playing the victim.
Mona Al-Kurd added that an official at the General Secretariat of the Human Rights Council responded with a letter saying that such comments are not acceptable in the session and that they should delete their post before being completely removed from the session.
During the session, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Thursday that the Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip could constitute war crimes, stressing that it had not received any evidence that the targeted buildings were being used for military purposes. ends.
“In the event that these attacks appear to have targeted civilians and civilian targets indiscriminately and disproportionately, they may constitute war crimes,” Bachelet explained at the opening of an emergency council meeting. of the United Nations human rights, according to what was reported by Agence France-Presse.
Mona Al-Kurd is one of the Palestinian activists defending the Palestinian presence in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, and her family are among families calling on the Israeli Supreme Court to evict their members from their homes .