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Malala reaffirms support for Palestinians after backlash 

Update : 26 Apr 2024, 09:35

Pakistan's Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai Thursday reaffirmed her support for the Palestinians after facing backlash from netizens around the world for collaborating with former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

"I want there to be no confusion about my support for the people of Gaza [...] I have and will continue to condemn the Israeli government for its violations of international law and war crimes," Malala wrote in a social media post.

However, the women's rights advocate chose to turn off the comments on the said post on her social media accounts. 

The Nobel laureate's remarks come after she faced scathing criticism from a large number of social media users who called her out for co-producing a Broadway musical "Suffs" with Hillary — the former Democratic presidential candidate and a political heavyweight who has time again opposed the calls for a ceasefire in Gaza despite more than 34,000 Palestinians being martyred so far. 

Stressing that she would continue to call for a ceasefire in Gaza along with the provision of humanitarian aid, Malala lamented the "relentless atrocities against the Palestinian people".

Decrying the news reports of mass graves at Gaza's Nasser and Al-Shifa hospitals, the Nobel laureate said that she "stood in solidarity with the people in Gaza whose voices and demands must be heard".

"When we see alarming signs of genocide, we cannot wait to take decisive action. We must work together to urge our leaders to stop these war crimes and hold perpetrators to account," she added. Source: Geo News 

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