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Israel extends detention of Ahed Tamimi for third time

16-year-old Palestinian Ahed Al-Tamimi, appears in court after she was taken into custody by Israeli soldiers, in Ramallah, West Bank on 28 December 2017 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]
16-year-old Palestinian Ahed Al-Tamimi, appears in court after she was taken into custody by Israeli soldiers, in Ramallah, West Bank on 28 December 2017 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

An Israeli military court yesterday extended the detention of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi and her mother for a third time and for five days, according to the Palestinian Information Centre.

Tamimi, a resident of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank, was arrested after a video of her and her cousin forcing Israeli occupation forces off her family’s land went viral on social media. This came moments after occupation forces shot her cousin in the head with rubber-coated steel bullets.

Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl who was arrested for slapping and humiliating Israeli soldiers - Cartoon [Mahmoud Hendawi]

Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl who was arrested for slapping and humiliating Israeli soldiers – Cartoon [Mahmoud Hendawi]

Tamimi’s mother, father and cousin were subsequently arrested. Her cousin’s release was also announced yesterday, pending bail payment of $1,400.

The Military Advocate General said that he is filing charges against Tamimi and her mother. They are currently accused of “assaulting a soldier, harming the security of the area, incitement and other felonies”, according to court documents, although their engagement in protests against the occupation are also expected to be raised against them.

Palestinian lawyer, Osama Al-Saadi, and Member of the Knesset, Ahmed Al-Tibi, who attended the hearing said Ahed and her mother were only taken after the footage of their protest had gone viral, an indication that Israel was more concerned at revenge.

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“The Israelis have lost their temper due to a slap on a soldier’s face. However none of them has paid heed to the crime perpetrated by Israel’s military forces who shot Ahed’s relative in the head,” they added.

Tamimi’s case has received widespread media attention and a social media campaign #FreeAhed, has been launched in support of her.

Last week, dozens British MPs expressed concern at Tamimi’s arrest and signed a motion calling for her release. The Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayeb, has also denounced her arrest and praised the teenager’s courage.

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  • Fred Mace

    Ahed is the angel of Christ. God bless you Ahed. I hope you will be the future leader of Palestine.

    • Helen4Yemen

      What did she do that makes her an angel.

      She was simply doing a stage performance in front of the cameras.

      • Ismail Oliver

        Oh shut up already.

        • Helen4Yemen

          But you must ask yourself how would I gain from saying what I am saying about Ahed since I am 100% pro-Palestinian and 1000% against the squatting goddamned foreigners on Palestinian soil? The Timimi family are performers for the camera and any other Palestinian would have suffered immensely had they done what she did. The Europeans (“Israelis”) would have riddled her body with 100 bullets but they did not because of the cameras. That is the only reason. Palestinians are killed just for walking on the street.

          • J C

            you are just a zio stooge

    • Bishadi

      not an angel but an individual voicing against israel. The tide has changed and more and more people will.

      Jews have been voicing against israel for a long long time. JVP, JFJFP and BDS itself was born in the Hebrew university

  • Garth Foley

    America should not support Israel any longer, they are the aggressor

    • Helen4Yemen

      Not “any longer”, this entity is now a malignant tumor that
      should never have come into existence and must be excised
      and return the invaders to their homelands.

      • Jack

        Based on your sick racist theory, Ahed Tamimi should go back to Poland.
        Look at her Psycho, she is European.
        Put her pictures once you spew your racist sick theory.

        • Bishadi

          you are the one identifying her by race, not actions.

  • J C

    zios are the biggest terrorist there are on earth today..wipe out the zionist terror base and you will see a lot better world

  • Jack

    Ahed Tamimi eliminates up Helen4Yemen racist theory…..

    Look at her Helen4yemen, based on your racist research, she is 100% European, what is she doing in the Middle east.????

  • Jack

    Ahed Tamimi eliminates Helen4Yemen racist theory…..

    Look at her Helen4yemen, based on your racist research, she is 100% European, what is she doing in the Middle east.?????

  • Jack

    Ahed Tamimi eliminates Helen4Yemen racist theory…..

    Look at her Helen4yemen, based on your racist research, she is 100% European, what is she doing in the Middle east.???????

    • Bishadi

      The british ruled the levant before the zionist terrorism began bombing british interests within palestine
      .
      Likewise, she could be jewish and just turning against israel like many jews are worldwide.