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US: Hundreds protest for Ahed Tamimi in New York’s Grand Central Terminal

Protestors chant against Israel, showed their support for Ahed Tamimi at one of busiest spots in New York

Hundreds on Friday gathered inside of Grand Central Terminal in New York, demanding the release of the 16 year old Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi who was taken into custody by Israeli soldiers two week ago.

Protestors chanted and carried banners reading “Release Ahed Tamimi Now”, “US has to stop helping Israel” and “Palestinian prisoners needs to be released”.

In a press release handed out during the demonstration, Israel was accused of illegally detaining her and information was given about her family’s activism which includes them also being shot by Israeli soldiers in the past. The event ended without incident.

#FreeAhed

Ahed and her mother who was detained by Israeli forces during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank two weeks ago, is well known for her bold activism for a free Palestine.

Videos and pictures of Ahed confronting and slapping Israeli soldiers have gone viral for weeks.

The teenager and her mother Nariman were ordered to be detained behind bars for an additional eight days by Ofer Court Monday, located near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The statement said Ahed had been accused of five offenses, including “assaulting an Israeli soldier, assault and throwing rocks at security forces, and other felonies”.

Ahed is also accused of opposing the work of the army, participating in rebellious demonstrations and encouraging others to participate in these, and her mother Nariman is accused of involvement in the same events and encouraging participation in these activities from her Facebook account.

Read: Israel charges Ahed Tamimi with assault and incitement

Tamimi, who’s detention was extended three times before she was brought to court, has received widespread media attention and a social media campaign #FreeAhed, has been launched in support of her case.

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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  • Fasdunkle

    Asia Bibi is on death row in Pakistan for the “crime” of blasphemy. Anybody recall gatherings to demand her release?

    • Vinegar Hill

      I would like to thank you for your ever lasting support for Asia Bibi and say that you are a fine example of gods gift to humanity.

      Now , when you have stopped timidly blushing, try, with as much effort as you have for Bibi, to free Ahed.

      Thanking you in advance, V. Hill.

      • Fasdunkle

        Ahed knew what she was doing.

        • Warren Peace

          Yes she did…she set out to expose the Israeli’s to the whole world and she will probably pay a price for that.

          • Fasdunkle

            Her father uses her in his propaganda efforts – he wants a 3rd intifada so more Israelis and “palestinians” will be killed.

          • Muhsini Kwigwa

            Stop lying that’s

          • Kaminoyona

            The truth…..

            Deny if you like but the fact remains,she attacks soldiers trying to get a response her parents have brainwashed her to become a martyr.

          • Kaminoyona

            All she proved was that that girl had been brainwashed by her parents to attempt suicide by attacking a soldier.

            facts are that the soldiers were aware of the families history of incitement and terror and they had dealt with the brainwashed child many times before.

            So why do “palestinian” parents wish death upon their children?

          • Warren Peace

            Does the phrase “Give me liberty or give me death” ring any bells?

          • charliematerne

            Other than in Israel, where in the entire MENA is there anything even remotely related to “liberty”?

      • Kaminoyona

        Why should she be freed?

        for your actions you get what you ask for.

        • Vinegar Hill

          Regarding “for your actions you get what you ask for.”

          That is true, especially when you are up against the rogue state of Israel that illegally applies an apartheid system in all of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

          It is also true when all of the West Bank and East Jerusalem rightfully and legally belongs to the indigenous Palestinian people.

          So there is the answer to your question.

          • Kaminoyona

            You do know that the Arabs in East Jerusalem and the West Bank are not Israeli citizens ya?
            You terrorist supporters neglect to mention this why?
            Because then people would understand right away that your claim is completely false or can you name a nation that gives it’s enemies the same rights as it citizens…

            BTW Arabs came as invaders and then migrants they are not indigenous by any means.

          • charliematerne

            Right now, walk out of your front door and slap and kick the first police officer you see. We’ll see if you make the front page.

          • Vinegar Hill

            You are comparing chalk and cheese.

          • charliematerne

            It was a simple statement. You are not allowed to kick and slap officers and neither is she. There was no comparison

          • Vinegar Hill

            She did right in slapping and kicking the officer. He would not leave when told to, therefore, she had no option but to use a physical reaction.

          • charliematerne

            As I suggested, go out and kick and hit an officer. Then use that defense and report back to us (much later) on how long the judge laughed at that defense. We’ll miss your lies but won’t hold our breaths until you get back to us.

          • Vinegar Hill

            The soldier that Ahed slapped and kicked was part of an illegal Israel force in the occupied territories which rightfully and legally belong to the Palestinians . She was more than restrained in her actions and legally has the right to defend herself, with force, if necessary.

          • charliematerne

            How does any part of Israel ” rightfully and legally belong to the Palestinians”? Where is there a “legal right” for this woman to resort to violence. As I have suggested, try it in your hometown

          • PARKS CURTIS

            Liberals with fake names are persistently justifying crime

          • charliematerne

            I’m a Liberal and I don’t use a fake name

          • PARKS CURTIS

            one of my comments here is being censored

          • PARKS CURTIS

            you need to convert to conservative

          • charliematerne

            I’m fine just like I am

          • PARKS CURTIS

            Everyone has room for improvement buddy . Supporting Israel is not ” liberal ” you have gotten your right and left mixed up

          • charliematerne

            I support International Law, words on paper that must be adhered to. That is neither pro nor anti-Israel. If Israel were the one actually violating the Law, I would still support the law

          • PARKS CURTIS

            Yes that is ” liberal ” as the international law is relinquishing our sovereignty

          • charliematerne

            It is international law that guarantees OUR sovereignty and the US Constitution and Military that enforces that guarantee. Look elsewhere if you want to start an argument, you won’t win here, you will only embarrass yourself more than you have already

          • PARKS CURTIS

            wHY WOULD THE tRUTH BE EMBARRASSING ? oF COURCE TRGHE STANCES OUR pRESENT TAKES ARE highly RELEVANT IN political DISCUSSIONS … OR IN tRUMPS CASE plot-itiucal . “, demanding the release of the 16 year old Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi who was taken into custody by Israeli soldiers two week ago.”has not trump furthered covering for the so0 called ” palistinaians , and furthering the false narrative they are interested in ” peace ” ? Trump has DEFINITE;LY helped cover for our enemies which he is involved with and has blamed israel for lack o0f peace and suggested they give more .. Stating the obvious is not ” want to start an argument,” its just good old American free expression in disgust of corrupt leadership . You said that you did not care abo9ut biblical cusr5ses but we have let in and trump- has funded armed and worst of all lied for these so called ” Palestinian” ” ” partners ” … The first leader of so called ” Palestine ” was a terrorist Trumps liberals propped up as a ” peacekeeper ” . TheBible says in numbers 24: 9 that trumps stances curse our land as he facilities those who curse Israel and is not blessing is real . Even if you are an atheist you should be able too understand that in opposing the mother of our lands values , the god fearing selfless desert nomads of the first monotheist god who opposed child sacrifice and opposed all the other values of islam … Its far from an embarre4smenmt to point out the reality o9f this verse and common sense cimming to pass . Stop denying that our global ” leader ” who speaks ion these subjects ing lies is somehow ” irrelevant ” . and address the issues… you are proving yourself further to be the ” liberal ” you self identified as : ducking dodging , adding the issues whilerepalcing legirtamte fruitful discussion with insults . SO AS ISREAL IS SHOOTING RUBBER BULLETS AT MURDEROUS mUSLIMSWHO ARE LOIBBING ROCKS DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOU ARE TALKING TO SOMEONE W2HO JHAS HAD A CONCUSIO9N FR5OM A GROUP OF NATION OF IOSLAM INSPIRED THUGS ATTACKING A GIRL IN A RIOT I DEFENDED ? AND WHO PROMOTES THE ISLAMIC RECRUITERS OF THES SCUM WHOP SP[EAK ON ” PALESTINE ” … ? tREUMP DOES . pEOOPLE ALSO TOLD ME THAT rAP MUSIC WAS ” IRE3LLEVENT ” AND NOT LONG AFTER THAT tHE jIHADIST WHO0 EXECUTED OUR SOURTYH FLORIDA REPORTERS ” JIHJAD jOHAN WAS DESO0VERED TO BE A RAPPE3R … BEFO9RE THAT IN AN AREA THAT HAS RANKED AS TOP 2 US STATES FOR ARRESTES OF MU8SLIOM TERRORISTS( NEWQ NORK AND FLORIDA ) 3 SOPUTH FLORIDA JOURNALISTYS IRONICALLY UNFREWINDED AND BLOCKED INSULTED ME AND WENT ALONG WITH ” NOT RELATED ” NON VIGILANT NARRATIVE THAT ISIS WILL ” BNEVER ” BE IN KEY WEST … YET WE JUYST CONVICTED sAUREZ WHJO WAS BUILDING A NAIL BOMB JUST VLIKE TYHE ONE THAT KILLED LITTLE GIORLS IN
            ” MJIHAD JOHNS ” LAND OF UK … AMND i WAS ACOSTED MY A POLICE OFFICER CLAIMING THAT BEING SARCASTIC AT THE 911 SENCE AND RESPONDING TO SOME ONE THAT THAT IS WHAT PLAIN ISLAM TEACHES IS SOME GHOW A ” RACIAL SLUR ” … I WSAAS SHOVED TEWICE ONCE WHILE I WAS ALREADY WALKING AND HAD A TAZER PULLEDE ON ME WHEN I TOLD HER THAT ISLOAM DO0ESNT RESPECT WOMEN NOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT … LATER I FOUND OUT THAT SUAREZ WAS ACCORDING TO THE FBI DOCUMENTS NOT IONLY BUILDING A BOMB AND TRYING TO BUY 2 AK-47S AND HE TRRE4CUITED TO SHOT BL;OW UP AND JKILL NON MUSLIMS BUT TO BOMB POLICE CARS … OF COURSE THE KEY WEST NEWS PAPER ( WHO I HAVE DONE FRE LANCE WORK BUT HAS BLACK BALLED ME EVEN AS CITIZEN OF THE DAY AS ” TOO CONTROVERSIAL ” ABSOLUTELY WHITEWASHED THE ISSUES AND EVEN SUPPORTED NON VIGILANCE SAYING THERE WAS ONLOY 1 AK-47 BEING APPLIED FOR WHEN THE FBI Documents clearly stated “two”… more inaccuracy . non vigilance and denial of facts … he was not only working in the local airport with his ” Palestinian ” agenda but in the same shopping center of the uzbek muslims who had tried to recruit me to islam stating that they would win by breeding , showing me3 a video about taking over the world through numbers and as a selling point ” we keep our women in line ” … thecae are the supposed ” moderate muslims ” we allowed in our country from Uzbekistan and not only is this article about new york related to new york enabler trump but that the florida tie3d new york muslim killing women and hurting children follows the same belief system as this ” victim ” ” Palestinian ” and the Uzbek muslims in My town … when they news paper wrote about our special operator , Martel , being kicked out of the military ( a super visor at spec forces dive school like jt reed who i tatted who is part of the 555 i believe the new movie is about ” 12″ who we’re like the ” 300 ” ofd sparta in this war ) the paper ignored the obvious of islam , muhammad and muslims much as trump does and even straight out lied about the pedophilia being specific to Afghanistan and those in authority when it i9s a i9sl;am-wide value

          • charliematerne

            Would you care to translate that rant into something coherent? I’m sure you know what you want to say, it just isn’t coming through in your comment

  • charliematerne

    So what, more Americans protest when Animal Control officers pick up a stray dog