16 yr old Ahed Tamimi indicted for slapping an Israeli soldier

Ma’an News Agency | – –

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli military court on Monday indicted 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi on 12 charges, including assaulting an Israeli soldier, interfering with a soldier’s duties, and two past instances of stone throwing.

Ahed Tamimi (center) in Israeli military court

Tamimi, who along with her family is well-known internationally for her fierce opposition to the Israeli occupation, was detained last month after a video went viral of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers near her home in the central occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

Since her arrest, Tamimi has had her detention extended several times, until charges were finally presented against her on Monday.

Ahed’s mother Nariman has been charged with “incitement” for livestreaming the altercation, while her cousin Nour, who also appeared in the video, was charged with assaulting a soldier and interfering with a soldier’s duties.

On Thursday, Manal Tamimi, who is related to the women, was arrested during a demonstration outside the Ofer detention center near Ramallah demanding the release of her relatives.

Ahed Tamimi is well-known across Palestine and the Arab world for videos of her, since her childhood, defiantly resisting Israeli soldiers who clash with Palestinians in her village nearly every week.

Two years ago, her family made headlines when an Israeli soldier violently attempted to arrest her younger brother , who had one arm in a cast at the time. Ahed and her mother manager to pull the soldier of her brother and free him.

Israeli military raids into Palestinian cities, towns, and refugee camps are a near daily occurrence.

Nabi Saleh is one of a number of Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem which are known for their weekly Friday protests against the Israeli occupation.

Via Ma’an News Agency

5 Responses

  1. The Israelis are making a huge mistake here. Add that to their bullying of Lorde and it’s another massive blow for their credibility. Millions more are waking up to the injustice in the state of Israel and its colonialist attitude towards the native population of that land.

  2. A soldier’s duty should not be oppression, police work, random terrorism. Ahed Tamimi is brave and fearless to stand against the powers that be.

    • Musab Tamimi, a cousin of Ahed Tamimi, was shot dead by an Israeli soldier while demonstrating near Ramallah on January 3, 2018.

      The killing received some media exposure within Israel and the Occupied Territories – but was largely ignored elsewhere.

  3. .
    as bad as this sounds,
    many Palestinians have been shot and killed for lesser offenses.
    This girl enjoys the protection of having her actions,
    and how she is treated in response,
    recorded and broadcast.
    This is an improvement.

    little by little, things get better.
    it IS too slow,
    but progress moves the situation forward.

    • Her criminal prosecution appears politically motivated due to her family connections.

      Her aunt, Ahlam Tamimi, served eleven years in Israeli prisons for complicity in the Ybarro Pizzeria bombing, which killed 16 Israelis, including eight children. She was later released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange and moved to Jordan.

      The FBI attempted extradition on federal charges relative to two Americans who died in the Ybarro terror attack, however the judiciary in Jordan denied extradition due to the fact the Jordanian parliament never ratified the relevant treaty document. The Justice Department did not unseal its indictment until early 2017 – well after she left Israel and the West Bank.

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