Apartheid Fails Everywhere in Follow-Up Story on Murdered Arab-Israeli Alia Maasarwe

Remember Arab-Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe who was murdered in Melbourne, Australia in January of this year, and whose death was grotesquely politicized by the likes of then ABC Australia journalist Jennine Khalik?

There is a follow-up to the story and Jennine et al won’t like it (hat tip: Harriet).

Aiia Maasarwe, may her memory be a blessing

The sister of murdered exchange student Aiia Maasarwe has said she does not feel safe in Melbourne, as she returned to the city of her sister’s death to help launch a fellowship in her name.
Ms Maasarwe was killed in Melbourne’s north in January 2019, prompting widespread outrage and grief.

The 21-year-old Palestinian citizen of Israel was on a year-long exchange from her university in Shanghai.

Her sister, Noor Maasarwe, said she and her father had been very excited to visit her in Melbourne in a trip planned for just five days after her murder.

Now, she said she felt “very unsafe” in the city that had once been her sister’s home.

“I still see it in the news that women in Melbourne [are] still getting raped and murdered in the streets. This shouldn’t be happening in the first place,” she said.

Note how this Arab citizen of Israel (mistakenly called a “Palestinian citizen” of Israel) feels safer here in Israel than in Melbourne. Not bad for a so-called “apartheid” state.

And the apartheid fail grows even stronger with this story.

Noor Maasarwe and her father Saeed Maasarwe officially announced the creation of the Aiia Maasarwe Memorial Medical Fellowship Program for Project Rozana on Sunday, an organisation which aims to build “better understanding between Israelis and Palestinians through health”.

The inaugural recipient of the fellowship, Palestinian paediatrician Dr Khadra Hasan Ali Salami, will be supported to do two years of specialised training in an Israeli hospital.

The fellowship will enable the doctor, who currently works at the Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem, to study paediatric bone marrow transplantation at the Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem in Jerusalem.

Can’t wait to see how Jennine Khalik tries to spin this.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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