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Israel arrests Palestinian teen who forced them off her land

The #FreeAhed campaign has been launched in support of the 16-year-old who was taken from her home

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl was arrested early this morning after a video of her telling Israeli soldiers to leave her property went viral, according to Haaretz.

Female Border Police and Israeli occupation forces took Ahed Tamimi from her home in Nabi Saleh, near occupied Ramallah, and was taken to be questioned, the army said in a statement.

The video, filmed amid ongoing protests last Friday, shows Tamimi along with two other women, telling two armed Israeli soldiers to remove themselves from her property. Israeli soldiers had reportedly shot at children throwing stones from a house in the neighbourhood and prevented the family from re-entering their home. Neighbours joined the scene in an attempt to force the soldiers to leave.

After they refuse, Tamimi can be seen attempting to push the soldiers off her land. They later detain her for assaulting military officers, a crime which carries up to seven years imprisonment.

Human rights groups and activists have since launched the #FreeAhed campaign online.

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett told Army Radio this morning that he believed the young girls in the video “should finish their lives in prison”.

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Tamimi’s father Bassem took to Facebook to record the incident and told of how his home was raided and their phones, cameras and laptops stolen following his daughter’s arrest.

“The IOF [Israeli occupying forces] raid my home and arrested my daughter Ahed Tamimi after the Israeli media attaks [sic] here after she stop the solder [sic] in front of our house when he shot child on his head,” the status read.

Tamimi has stood up against Israeli aggression multiple times in the past, attending protests and preventing soldiers from arresting a 12-year-old boy in her hometown of Nabi Saleh in 2015.

Israeli occupation forces have arrested 430 Palestinians and wounded more than 3,400 others in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the besieged Gaza Strip since US President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Yesterday, the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in Britain warned that the Israeli occupation forces are using lethal force to confront the protests, including the use of internationally prohibited lethal weapons and ammunition that have caused serious casualties.

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  • Fasdunkle

    lol, screaming Tamimi has been doing that for years. She waits until the press pack gathers then taunts and attacks soldiers hoping for a reaction – at which point the press pack turn on their cameras

  • Kaminoyona

    Glad they finally arrested this terrorist.

    Deport her and the terrorist parents that raised her.

    • ‘Tomic Boogaloo

      I dearly hope that’s irony ?

      • Manuel Sotil

        Unfortunately not. People like that as*h**e are too stupid. Irony is beyond their mental capability.

    • Katia Ghaoui

      Occupation is terrorism.. Resistance is the normal way to fight occupation.

    • Helen4Yemen

      Deport her to Khazaria?

      What is European-Jewish”? Is it not a code for Khazar?

      If not, please educate me what is the meaning of “European-Jewish”?

      European genetic groups:

      14 Iberian
      15 Great Britain
      16 Italy/Greece
      17 Ireland
      18 Europe East
      19 Europe West
      20 Scandinavia
      21 Finland/Northwest Russia
      22 European Jewish

    • GIVVO6_B

      Why not just deport the Yids as they don’t belong in the Middle East. They are the real terrorists, human rights abusers and land thieves. They invented the car bomb and murdered masses of Palestinians expelled 750,000 people and bulldozed 500 Palestinian villages. They are the scum of the earth. They indulge in official lying to cover up their odious Nazi style crimes they have committed over 70 years. Israel has only existed for 70 years, I hope it will be gone in the next 5.

  • Charlie Andreasson

    The question is not why she pushed the soldier but what the soldiers were doing there (if not to uphold an illegal occupation). That is not Israel. And that girl is brave. And dear Kaminoyona, to make resitance to an illegal occupation is not terrorism, never been and never will be.

    • Fasdunkle

      There were stones and moltov cocktails being thrown. The soldiers were there observing – Shirley Temper decided to attack and taunt the soldiers – as she always does,

      • Charlie Andreasson

        “The soldiers were there observing”. Give me a break, kid. That is not Israel, and the (illegal) occupation don´t give them any mandate to be there.

        • Helen4Yemen

          The Khazars have zero right to be anywhere in Palestine whether what they call “Israel” or anywhere else.

      • George Arandas

        It takes a cowered to cover their eyes and change the facts. That Israeli soldier shouldn’t be there or anywhere in the west bank. She is a brave girl and that alone threaten the soldiers Pelestenians will not kneel and that is a fact FREE PALESTINE

    • Helen4Yemen

      She is brave only as long as the cameras are rolling. She is a stage actress …

      see my comment below.

  • Aen RaBeon

    I really hate Hitler, for not finishing the job. Damn him!

    • ‘Tomic Boogaloo

      Hey baby two wrongs dont make a Right (Wing Dicatarship .. Well that, maybe)

    • Keren Baruch

      he should have finish with you first

    • James Bondinelli

      hitler is dead,allah don’t exist and the your moahmed kill again every day with misery and terrorism before all arabs.Damn quoran..

      • GIVVO6_B

        Neither did Solomon and David exist and the Yids came from Khazaria,

  • Michael Wauschek

    The Israeli occupation forces are using their weight & aggressive to occupy

  • Keren Baruch

    She is brave, you are kidding me,
    let’s see her brave like that in any arab country in the world,
    or even Palestin Phatach or Hamas soldiers,
    she would have been raped and dead by now.

    So give me a break Israel soldiers are the most human in the world!!!

    • Helen4Yemen

      Why are Khazars still squatting on Arab land?

      Got a good answer for me?

    • Barbara Henninger

      You can repeat that lie as much as you want but it won’t make it true.

  • kirby1

    She was interfering with security force which would not be tolerated in any other country, let Shirley rot in jail at the very least.

    • GIVVO6_B

      Not security forces, but merely a bunch of racist thugs illegally occupying Palestinian land.

  • ditex

    I hope she dies in prison

  • DEADP00L

    She is Palestine’s Malala. Her entire family are an inspiration.

    • Helen4Yemen

      The entire family are fake, actors! See my comment.

  • Helen4Yemen

    The entire Tamimi family are actors!

    cannot stand that entire family, all fake, all actors and making a good living off the misery of the Palestinians.

    I did watch a few of this woman when she was younger and you could see looking back to take instructions

    from her mother before she begins to flex her arm on the Khazars. Look at how she was behaving today

    pushing the armed Khazars and only because she knows the camera is rolling and the Khazars also know

    they are on video. Have you ever seen any Palestinians trying to physically attack Khazars and get away

    with it? This wretched family is simply into play acting. Millions of Palestinians do not have the luxury to

    play act in front of the cameras and feeling assured that no harm will come their way. It is a pathetic family

    who have used their fame to just do one stage performance after another.

    Here is a video that I put together and see what kind of suffering the Palestinian go through.

  • deenie1219

    I pray for Tamimi. She is super brave, a real warrior.

  • She is just a teenage girl…she should not have been dealt with so brutally.

  • Richard Perron


  • I hope for peace in the Middle East…honestly, leave children out of the war. It will do neither side any good to drag them into it.

  • Jack attack

    Only called the West Bank since 1948 . Before that the area in question was called Judea and Samaria , for 2000 years. Jews have lived on and off in Judea . Check the Treaty of Versailles, with its League of Nations Mandate of Palestine for the disposition of the territory. there is no Israeli occupation of lands granted to them under said treaty.

  • Dow Jones

    Forget the talking and simply boycott the sickness and all that it infects.

    Barcodes 500, 729 & 871 mark the filth of “Israel”

    Barcodes 7219 & 7922 mark the filth from the rest of occupied, apartheid Palestine.