The US Embassy in Tunisia introduced its solidarity with battered girls worldwide, sparking controversy on social media as many activists referred to as on it to sentence the violence practised by the Israeli occupation forces towards Palestinian girls.
The embassy’s Fb web page modified its emblem to orange on the event and expressed: “On 25 November, the world recognises International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a day to intensify consciousness concerning the bodily, psychological and emotional hurt girls and ladies face worldwide. Right now additionally marks the launch of the worldwide 16 Days of Activism towards Gender-Based mostly Violence. America is dedicated to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of ladies and ladies by way of US overseas coverage.”
Activist Hassan Al-Khalidi commented: “We tremendously recognize your curiosity in human beings and we stand in solidarity with you in these human values. We urge you to even be involved concerning the Palestinian individuals who have been oppressed for a very long time.”
One other activist, Khaled Al-Khulaifi, added: “Palestinian girls and ladies are uncovered to bodily, psychological and emotional hurt from the occupying state’s authorities.”
Moreover, activist Shams Al-Din Al-Jaziri criticised the double requirements practised by the US: “If there have been a particular color for the Worldwide Day of Worldwide Army Violence, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq can be the biggest contributors within the celebrations. I counsel black as an acceptable color.”
One other activist, Muhammad Maamari, continued: “The color orange, which is the color you gown Guantanamo prisoners in, that represents shame to humanity and life, all as a result of they’ve completely different opinions and ideas, can also be acceptable.”