Who is Maryam Al-Afifi?

Who is Maryam Al-Afifi?

A video of Palestinian girl Maryam Afifi smiling after her arrest has gone viral.

A video of Palestinian girl Maryam Afifi smiling after her arrest has gone viral. Tensions remain high in occupied Jerusalem, with the Israeli army continuing to fire on unarmed Palestinians in the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, as well as use of tear gas and water cannons.

Today, over 300 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air attacks, and over 700 Palestinians wounded in Israeli violence since Friday.

After her capture by the Israeli army, a video of Palestinian girl Maryam Afifi went viral. Maryam is seen laughing after her arrest in the video.

The fear of fires, gunshots, and arrests did not reflect on the fearless Palestinian girl’s face; instead, she smiled and said, “I do not want Palestinian children to grow up in the shadow of fear; we will no longer have fear on our hearts.”

Maryam said she was arrested for defending a young girl from a violent situation. She did not want Palestinian children to be raised in terror.

Today, the United Nations Security Council will meet to discuss the present situation in occupied Jerusalem.

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