Since she was a young girl in Jabalia camp, she used to draw and write literature and then moved to Britain to complete her higher education as she recently graduated from a PhD program at Sheffield Hallam and continued to work for Palestine.
Her case has caused a media uproar since the beginning of 2022 after the Zionist lobby launched an attack trying to tarnish the image of the Palestinians and their struggles in the context of the British Academy and in cooperation with her university.
This happened after she revealed the news of her appointment as a lecturer at the university, without knowing that she would fall victim to their hatred and distortion.
They not only accused her of anti-Semitism, but also of inciting terrorism, and every time the Zionist media dealt with her case, they went further and mentioned that she is the daughter of the liberated Palestinian prisoner, Ismail Abu Salama.
They also described her as having been born in Gaza to a terrorist father, hateful accusations that have no validity that have serious effects and repercussions on her life.
Shahd’s university, which sings about human rights, anti-racism and anti-colonialism, was partly involved in this ongoing attack against her and her family.
Such acts against Palestinian in diaspora or students completing their studies outside Palestine are not arbitrary, but systematic and occur on a daily basis, reaching out broad segments of Palestinians wherever they are.