Israeli forces detained the brother of Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi in a raid in the occupied West Bank early Monday, according to his mother, Anadolu reports.
“An Israeli force raided our home in the village of Nabi Sali near Ramallah and arrested my son Mohamed,” Nariman Tamimi told Anadolu Agency.
“By arresting my son, the Israeli army is trying to break the will of our family,” she said.
A video footage posted on the mother’s Facebook page showed Israeli forces surrounding the son as his sister Ahed was shouting at soldiers.
Tamimi’s sister has already been in Israeli custody for several months now.
It remains unclear the reason behind the arrest and the Israeli army has yet to issue an official statement.
In late July, Israeli authorities released Ahed Tamimi and her mother after both had served eight months behind bars.
Ahed was given an eight-month jail term 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.