Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been under fire for skipping Israel in her tweet while commenting on the recent violent attack on Masjid Al Aqsa by Israeli forces.
The videos and pictures of Israeli forces inhumane assault on the worshippers in Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem on worshippers in the Holy month of Ramadan have sent shockwaves across the world with Muslim communities condemning the Israeli forces.
Like the rest of the world, Malala Yousafzai also took to social media to express her concerns on the ongoing conflict in Gaza and Jerusalem. However, her tweet brought her severe backlash that missed basic facts, according to social media users.
“The violence in Jerusalem – especially against children – is unbearable. This long conflict has cost many children their lives and their futures. Leaders must act immediately – there is no peace when children and civilians are not safe,” wrote Malala Yousafzai in her tweet.
However, social media users believe she deliberately skipped calling out Israel in her tweet.
Some expressed dismay over her not speaking for the Muslims in Palestine, being brutally crushed by Israeli forces and state, despite having humongous international outreach. Internet users believe Malala Yousafzai has the opportunity to fight the case for the oppressed Muslim brethren in Gaza and Jerusalem being persecuted viciously.
A social media user posted the screenshot of her tweet which he called was a ‘correction’.
Some reminded her that she should openly name and shame Israel the way she did the Taliban when they attacked her. Attack on the unarmed worshipping Muslims in Masjid Al Aqsa is equally terrorizing like assaulting the unarmed school-going young girl in Swat.
The furious social media users slammed her for deliberately twisting the facts and severity of the violence and gross human rights violations in Palestine. Malala, however, has not responded to the backlash on social media.