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Europeans: Rima Hassan says she is “very calm” after her summons for “apology of terrorism”

The rebel candidate for the European elections, Rima Hassan, considered that her summons by the police on Friday to ask for “apology for terrorism” after the Hamas attacks was an “attempt at political intimidation.”

“I’m waiting to see what happens.” After being summoned by the police to “publicly apologize for an act of terrorism”, announced in a statement by La France insoumise, the Franco-Palestinian activist Rima Hassan, seventh on the rebel list in the European elections, estimated on RTL that This procedure is an “attempt at political intimidation.”

“I am very, very calm, I think it is more of an attempt at political intimidation that will turn against those who thought it, because there will be – and it is already underway – a great wave of support,” she said.

“I have the feeling that this is part of a context that consists of putting pressure on both my candidacy and my positions to alert people about what is happening in Gaza,” since the beginning of the Israeli offensive, said the lawyer. specialist in the situation of refugees.

“Purely political maneuvers”

Rima Hassan has been at the center of a controversy since an excerpt from one of these interviews conducted after the Hamas attacks resurfaced on social media, in which she describes the Islamist movement’s action as “legitimate.”

The activist assures that she was referring to the political branch of Hamas that has governed the Palestinian enclave since 2007 and not to its armed wing or to the October 7 attacks. “From the beginning I have spoken of ‘war crimes’ to qualify (these) attacks,” she defended before the media Arrêt sur images.

“I will not be intimidated by purely political maneuvers aimed at compromising my freedom of expression in Palestine,” Riman Hassan previously reacted on the social network X (formerly Twitter).

La France Insoumise denounced, for its part, an “unacceptable decision” that “confirms an attempt to intimidate and criminalize all voices raised in the face of the ongoing massacres in Gaza”, also considering that “therefore there is nothing in the words and actions of Rima Hassan that justify such a call full of slanderous insinuations.

The announcement of this call came a day after the prefect of the North canceled a conference-meeting between Rima Hassan and Jean-Luc Mélenchon scheduled at the University of Lille due to the risk of “disturbances to public order.” A decision strongly denounced by the rebel side.

Author: Glenn Gillett
Source: BFM TV

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