Malala Yousafzai Vows Support For Gaza After Backlash

Malala Yousafzai on Thursday condemned Israel and reaffirmed her assist for Palestinians in Gaza.


Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Thursday condemned Israel and reaffirmed her assist for Palestinians in Gaza, after a backlash in her native Pakistan over a Broadway musical she co-produced with former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Yousafzai, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, has been condemned by some for partnering with Clinton, an outspoken supporter of Israel’s battle towards Hamas.

The musical, titled “Suffs,” depicts the American girls’s suffrage marketing campaign for the proper to vote within the twentieth century and has been taking part in in New York since final week.

“I need there to be no confusion about my assist for the folks of Gaza,” Yousafzai wrote on X, the previous Twitter. “We don’t must see extra lifeless our bodies, bombed colleges and ravenous kids to know {that a} ceasefire is pressing and crucial.”

She added: “I’ve and can proceed to sentence the Israeli authorities for its violations of worldwide legislation and battle crimes.”

Pakistan has seen many fiercely emotional pro-Palestinian protests because the battle in Gaza started final October.

Yusafzai’s “theatre collaboration with Hillary Clinton — who stands for America’s unequivocal assist for genocide of Palestinians — is a big blow to her credibility as a human rights activist,” common Pakistani columnist Mehr Tarar wrote on social media platform X on Wednesday.

“I take into account it totally tragic.”

While Clinton has backed a army marketing campaign to take away Hamas and rejected calls for for a ceasefire, she has additionally explicitly known as for protections for Palestinian civilians.

Yousafzai has publically condemned the civilian casualties and known as for a ceasefire in Gaza.

The New York Instances reported the 26-year-old wore a red-and-black pin to the “Suffs” premier final Thursday, signifying her assist for a ceasefire.

However writer and educational Nida Kirmani mentioned on X that Yousafzai’s resolution to companion with Clinton was “maddening and heartbreaking on the identical time. What an utter disappointment.”

The battle started with an unprecedented Hamas assault on Israel on October 7 that resulted within the deaths of round 1,170 folks, in keeping with an AFP tally of Israeli official figures. Hamas militants additionally kidnapped 250 folks and Israel estimates 129 of them stay in Gaza, together with 34 who the army says are lifeless.

Clinton served as America’s high diplomat throughout former president Barack Obama’s administration, which oversaw a marketing campaign of drone strikes focusing on Taliban militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan’s borderlands.

Yousafzai earned her Nobel Peace Prize after being shot within the head by the Pakistani Taliban as she pushed for ladies’ training as a teen in 2012.

Nevertheless, the drone battle killed and maimed scores of civilians in Yousafzai’s house area, spurring extra on-line criticism of the youngest Nobel Laureate, who earned the prize at 17.

Yousafzai is usually seen with suspicion in Pakistan, the place critics accuse her of pushing a Western feminist and liberal political agenda on the conservative nation.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)


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