Rima Hassan, the selection of rebelliousness | EUROtoday

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Rina Hassan, in M ​​Le magazine du Monde, last January.

What we instructed

Pro-Palestinian activists wished to see her as a brand new Leila Shahid. With her ease on tv units, her repartee and her sharp arguments, mixing private expertise and worldwide legislation, Rima Hassan might declare to succeed the previous ambassador of Palestine to France, a well known determine within the French audiovisual panorama. The thirty-year-old, born in Syria, in a Palestinian refugee camp, and arrived in France on the age of 10, gave a face to the post-Oslo technology: this youth who not essentially demand a State, however above all equal rights between Jews and Arabs, who doesn’t denounce a lot “occupation and colonization” that the food regimen“apartheid” established by Israel, in line with many human rights defenders, within the occupied territories.

Then got here October 7, 2023, the date of the killings perpetrated by Hamas. Although she wrote on Twitter the identical day that“it is morally unacceptable to rejoice in the deaths of civilians”, Rima Hassan discovered herself in the course of a cyclone: ​​dropped by L'Oréal, which she suggested on problems with migrant integration, vilified on social networks, harassed day and night time by phone. Under stress from figures within the French Jewish group, notably the host Arthur and Yonathan Arfi, the president of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France, the journal Forbes most popular to cancel the ceremony rewarding “the 40 exceptional women of the year 2023” by which this graduate in worldwide legislation was to take part.

Worn out by this local weather, Rima Hassan left to reside for a number of months within the Middle East, between Beirut, Amman and the Nayrab camp, close to Aleppo, in Syria, the place her father lives. A retirement which was to permit him to reconnect with the Palestinian a part of his identification and to work on a e book on October 7 and the battle in Gaza.

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What has occurred since

From overseas, Rima Hassan was additionally making ready her return and her reconversion. At the start of March, the lawyer introduced her candidacy for the European elections in June, on the listing of La France insoumise (LFI). Placed in seventh place, she will be able to hope to win a seat within the European Parliament, the far-left occasion having elected six of its members in 2019. “The civil society label has its limits, advances the brand new recruit of LFI to justify his change of foot. The solely concrete prospect that presents itself to me, other than passively relaying messages on social networks, is that of a mandate. I wouldn't have been in a position to have a look at myself within the mirror if I hadn't gone via with it. »

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