Neither the Israeli occupation of Palestine nor the brutal exodus of 1948 has stopped Jihad Buttu from acquiring education and fulfilling her dreams.
A Gaza-based journalist human rights activist, Maha Hussaini on Monday shared the details about Buttu who, at the age of 85 years, recently graduated from a university after completing a BA in Islamic studies.
Being a grandmother from Nazareth in occupied Palestine, Jihad Buttu had reportedly stopped going to school when she was in grade fifth amid 1948 Exodus of Palestinians also known as the Nakba. She later resumed studies in her 70s.
Responding to Maha’s post on Twitter, a social media user has said that Buttu reminds the world that Palestine is filled with so much potential in spite of the incredible hardships and barriers the population face daily.
“Imagine if there are no barriers,” she added.
Palestinian people have been facing brutalities of the Zionist state for the last seven decades. Youth, women, children and even old-aged Palestinians are vulnerable to Israeli crimes against humanity yet the international community chooses to ignore their plight.