Espanol / English

Middle East Near You

Knesset deputy speaker: Ahed Tamimi should have been shot in the kneecap

Ahed Al-Tamimi can be seen protesting during a demonstration against Israel's treatment on Palestinians [2 Suns Shamsaan/Facebook]
Ahed Al-Tamimi can be seen protesting during a demonstration against Israel's treatment on Palestinians [2 Suns Shamsaan/Facebook]

Israeli lawmaker and deputy Knesset speaker Bezalel Smotrich said on Saturday that Palestinian child prisoner Ahed Tamimi should have been shot, reported Haaretz.

Responding to a tweet by Israeli journalist Yinon Magal, who wrote he was “so glad that Tamimi is still in jail”, the Jewish Home parliamentarian replied:

In my opinion, she should have gotten a bullet, at least in the kneecap. That would have put her under house arrest for the rest of her life.

Tamimi, from Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank, was arrested in a night raid last December, and ultimately convicted of, among other things, “assaulting” a soldier.

MK Michal Rozin (Meretz) responded angrily to Smotrich, tweeting: “You should be ashamed of yourself! Should the hilltop youth from Samaria [West Bank settlers] who threw stones at IDF soldiers last week also have been shot?” adding: “Oh, I forgot – the law is different for enemies…”.

Read: Video shows interrogation of Ahed Tamimi without a lawyer

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]

Categories
IsraelMiddle EastNewsPalestine
Register your free ticket to the MEMO Conference - Oslo at 25 - Middle East Peace