- Janna Jihad is a young activist and journalist from Palestine who tries to shine a light on the situation in her country
- When she saw Julius Malema at airport she couldn't resist asking him a few questions
One of the youngest active journalists in the world recently cornered the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters at an airport.
Janna Jihad did a quick interview with Julius Malema about the EFF's position on what is happening to the people of Palestine.
Janna let Malema introduce himself and then jump right into the interview. She talked about the EFF's protest outside the Israeli Embassy.
Malema stated that the EFF supports the Palestine people.
We have made submissions to the government to remove the embassy of Israel because of what the Israelis are doing to the Palestinians.
We feel very strong that the Israelis are violating human rights, they have taken the land from the rightful owners of Palestine and the Palestinians are fighting for self-determination.
As people who come from that background, we know what it means to live under oppression. We know what it means to live under landlessness.
Janna then asked Malema how he feels about the visa situation for Israeli citizens and Palestine citizens. A visitor from Israel does not need a visa to visit South Africa, but someone from Palestine would need a visa to enter the country.
Malema answered that a formal submission will be made to the parliament to take out the "visa thing".
We share the same struggle with the people of Palestine and as a sign of solidarity we need to waive the visa.
The two then discussed the arrests of Palestinian political leaders and young children. Malema made it clear that the EFF does not support the arrests at all.
He added that there will be continued pressure put on the government to in turn pressure Israel to stop their attack on Palestine.
Janna was very happy with the politician's answers and she shared the interview on her social media platforms, saying it was amazing.
The young activist is using her camera as a weapon to fight back against the Israeli oppression in her country. Briefly.co.za reported earlier that she started her reporting career at the tender age of 7 after two of her family members were killed.
Since then she has been using her mother's phone to record videos of protests and activities near her home in the village of Nabi Saleh. She shares the videos on social media.
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