First int’l Meeting on Solidarity with Palestinian Children set for Oct 5

An international meeting on solidarity with the Palestinian children will be held in Tehran on October 5, Secretary General of the International Union of anti-occupation Youths, Sayyed Abolqasem Rahimian said.

An international meeting on solidarity with the Palestinian children will be held in Tehran on October 5, Secretary General of the International Union of anti-occupation Youths, Sayyed Abolqasem Rahimian said.The meeting will be held in commemoration of Palestinian minor, Mohammad al-Durra who was murdered by Israeli troopers when he was taking shield behind his father in a peaceful protest in the occupied West Bank.

University students and school students from pro-resistance countries in the region are invited to the meeting, he said, adding representatives of the Palestinian movements of Hamas and Islamic Jihad will deliver lectures in the meeting.September 30, 2017, marks the 17th anniversary of the murder of the Palestinian child Mohamed al-Durrah by Israeli soldiers while in his father’s arms, in a scene that sparked international furor.

The Muhammad al-Durrah incident took place in the Gaza Strip on 30 September 2000, on the second day of the Second Intifada, during widespread rioting throughout the Palestinian territories.Jamal al-Durrah and his 12-year-old son, Muhammad, were filmed by Talal Abu Rahma, a Palestinian cameraman freelancing for France 2, as they were caught in gunfire heavily discharged by the Israeli occupation forces.

The footage shows the pair crouching behind a concrete cylinder, the boy crying and the father waving, then a burst of gunfire and dust, after which the child is seen slumped across his father's legs. The father caught sight of bullets penetrating his son’s back.

After a public funeral broadcast live by national and international TV channels, Muhammad was hailed throughout the world as a victim of Israeli terrorism.

 

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