Malala Yousafzai Expresses Support for Gaza

Thu Apr 25 2024
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LONDON: Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Thursday strongly condemned Israel and voiced her support for Palestinians in Gaza.

The development comes after a backlash in Pakistan over a musical show she co-produced with former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Yousafzai, who got the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, has been denounced by some for partnering with Clinton, an open supporter of Israel’s war on Gaza.

The musical, titled Suffs, shows the American women’s campaign for the right to vote in the 20th century.

“I want there to be no confusion about my support for the people of Gaza,” Yousafzai said on X, formerly Twitter.

She said nobody wants to see more dead bodies, bombed schools, and starving children to realize that a ceasefire is necessary.

She condemned the Israeli government for its violations of international law and war crimes.

Hamas has already called for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, a suggestion that Netanyahu has rejected. According to the Gaza health authority, Israeli relentless bombardment has killed at least 34,262 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

Pakistan has seen many pro-Palestinian protests since the war started in Gaza last October.

Yousafzai has already publicly denounced the civilian casualties and called for a ceasefire in Gaza.

She got her Nobel Peace Prize after being shot in the head by the Taliban as she pushed for the education of girls in 2012.

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