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Activist twins say Time recognition shows 'centrality of Palestinian cause'

The parents of Muna and Mohammed say the twins represent many other residents of Sheikh Jarrah who are fighting to defend their homes.
Palestinian sibling activists Mona (R) and Mohammed (C) al-Kurd wait at the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem as it convenes to rule on Palestinian evictions in east Jerusalem, on Aug. 2, 2021.

In the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem, 23-year-old twins Muna and Mohammed Al-Kurd were threatened with eviction along with 500 Palestinians living in 28 homes.

Many credit the pair's use of social media on the Israeli Supreme Court to temporarily suspending the eviction of the Hamad, Dajani and Daoudi families Aug. 15 following pressure from the Palestinian and international public.

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