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WATCH: Palestinian student refuses handshake with US state secretary

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A video of a Palestinian student refusing to shake hands with United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in her convocation is viral on social media.

The viral video sees Nooran Hamdan, holding a Palestinian flag, walking past Blinken without shaking hands while saying something to him in the ceremony at the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University in Washington in the United States.

Nooran Hamdan said she was protesting against the killing of Palestinian people and Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh. She said she was proud of it.

Nooran Hamdan tweeted, “Our collective silent protest and my own personal decision to not shake Blinken’s hand were both the bare minimum in terms of activism and basic principled morality.

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