From Soweto to Silwan, youth lead the struggle
By Hanan Jarrar, Ambassador of Palestine to South Africa
16 June 2021
Today is Youth Day in South Africa. On June 16, 1976 South Africa’s shabab stood up to apartheid’s guns and resisted racism.
I feel the spirit of Soweto in Silwan, in Sheikh Jarrar, in Khan Younis and from Lydda to Akka. Palestinian youth – regardless of whether they are in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Jericho or Jenin – are leading the way in a united resistance against Israel’s attempts to erase Palestine and Palestinians. They are saying that all of historic Palestine is under some form of occupation, and that it must end.