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Ahed Tamimi ‘model of Palestinian resistance,’ Abbas says

Palestinian teen, Ahed Tamimi, released from Israeli prison

Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas said that Palestinian teen who was released from Israeli jails yesterday, Ahed Tamimi, is “a model of the Palestinian resistance ahead of achieving freedom and establishing out independent state,” Wafa news agency reported.

As he received Tamimi and members of her family, Abbas said: “Popular resistance is the ideal weapon to face the occupation aggression and disclosing its brutality to the world.”

He added: “The resistance model taken by Tamimi and the residents of Nabi Saleh village and all the other Palestinian villages proves to the world that the Palestinian people will remain persistent and hold on to their land and principles, and will defend them whatever the price is.”

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Speaking to the mass following her release, Ahed said: “I will not have complete happiness for as long as there are female prisoners in Israeli jails.”

Israeli occupation forces released Ahed and her mother, Nariman, yesterday after they spent eight months in prison.

Ahed was given an eight month jail terms following a pleas bargain after video footage of her slapping an Israeli occupation soldier and forcing him off her family’s property went viral on social media. She has been held in Israeli detention since her capture in December last year.

According to official Palestinians statistics, there are 6,500 Palestinians inside Israeli jails, including 350 children.

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