Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi to attend Communist Youth festival in Athens

According to a statement by the Central Council of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), the 17 year-old Palestinian activist and former prisoner Ahed Tamimi will attend the events of the KNE-Odigitis festival, on Saturday 22 September at Tritsis Park, in Athens, Greece. 

As the statement of KNE writes, after numerous protests by the KKE and KNE and a wave of solidarity from all over the world, the Israeli authorities lifted the travel prohibition imposed on Tamimi and her family. Therefore, the 17 year-old anti-occupation activist and her family will be in the Greek capital to participate in the KNE festival events.

It must be noted that this year's festival organized by the Communist Youth of Greece bears the title "100 years of KKE - 50 years of KNE" and is dedicated to the centennary of the Communist Party of Greece, as well as to the 50 years since the foundation of KNE. On Saturday 22 September, third and last day of the festival, a major speech will be delivered by the KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas.