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Dutch streets named after Ahed Tamimi

March 31, 2018 at 12:58 pm

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

Dutch activists have renamed 13 streets and major roadways in several cities in The Netherlands after Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager imprisoned by Israel. One of the streets in question leads to the Embassy of Israel in Amsterdam.

The Netherlands ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; such rights are systematically denied to Palestinian minors by the Israeli occupation authorities. Ahed Tamimi was imprisoned before she turned 17.

The towns and cities where the street names have been changed are in The Hague, Rotterdam, Groningen, Leeuwarden, Grijpskerk, Assen, Leiden, Heemstede, Tilburg, Vlaardingen, Maarssen and Nijmegen, as well as Amsterdam.

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