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Khadija Khweis

Activism for Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Why Featured?

Khadija Khweis is a noted Palestinian activist and educator, known for her steadfast commitment to defending the rights and sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. She has been a vocal opponent of the occupation policies regarding the mosque and has worked tirelessly to protect and preserve this crucial religious and cultural site.

Brief bio

Khadija Khweis is recognized for her activism in defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the significant Islamic holy site in Jerusalem. She has faced multiple arrests and legal challenges due to her involvement in activism. Despite these difficulties, Khweis remains a prominent figure in the Palestinian community, advocating for the protection of Palestinian rights and heritage sites.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • Active involvement in defending Al-Aqsa Mosque against perceived threats and desecration.

  • Multiple arrests by Israeli occupation forces due to her activism...See More

  • Subjected to various bans, including from Al-Aqsa Mosque and travel restrictions outside occupied Palestine.

  • Her family's national insurance allowance was revoked due to her activism.

  • Continually challenged Israeli control over occupied holy sites, emphasizing the importance of Al-Aqsa Mosque to the Palestinian community...See More

  • Advocacy for the protection of Al-Aqsa Mosque and resisting Israeli policies in the area.

  • Raising awareness about the situation in Jerusalem and the challenges faced by Palestinians.

  • Mobilizing Palestinian masses to protect Islamic holy sites.

  • Becoming a symbol of resistance and resilience in the Palestinian struggle.

  • Contributing to the Palestinian narrative regarding the preservation of their cultural and religious heritage.

Date of Last Update: 
January 13, 2024

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