Ahed Tamimi’s father tells Al Arabiya why he released Israeli harassment video

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

After a video emerged showing two Israeli interrogators threatening Ahed al-Tamimi, the now iconic face of the Palestinian revolution, with harassment, her father Bassem al-Tamimi sheds light on the story. Speaking to Al, the 16-year-old’s father explained that the purpose behind spreading the video is to show the young girl’s power, her patience to resist and her courage. He also said that the interrogators attempted to orally harass her to break her, in turn, forcing ...

WATCH: Threats, innuendo in Israel questioning of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi

Monday, 9 April 2018

The family of Palestinian teen protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Monday released excerpts from a video in which an Israeli interrogator threatens the then-16-year-old with the arrest of her relatives if she refuses to cooperate. The interrogator also comments on her body, fair skin and “eyes of an angel.” The interrogator, said to be an agent of the Israeli military intelligence branch, at times moves within inches of the teenager who doesn’t respond and repeatedly asserts her right ...

From Gaza border to Ahed’s prison cell, Palestinian youth united by pain and resistance

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Starting Friday, March 30, tens of thousands of Palestinians amassed at Gaza’s eastern border gearing up for protests and vigils that are expected to last until May 15. On that date, 70 years ago, Israel declared its independence, resulting in the exile of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. There is more to this unique act of popular mobilization than the need to underscore the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees, as enshrined in international law, or to commemorate Land Day, an ...

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Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi reaches plea deal for 8 months’ jail

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

A Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed her hit two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank has reached a plea deal with prosecutors to serve eight months in jail, her lawyer said Wednesday.The Israeli military court where Ahed Tamimi is being tried had not yet decided on whether to accept the agreement reached with prosecutors, lawyer Gaby Lasky told AFP.Tamimi was 16 at the time of the December incident. She has since turned 17.Her sentence would include time served and a ...

Israel court rejects bid to make Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi trial public

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

An Israeli military court has blocked a bid to make the high-profile trial of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi public, meaning it will continue behind closed doors, her lawyer said Monday.“The Military Appeals Tribunal dismissed the defense’s appeal against a closed trial,” Gaby Lasky wrote on Twitter. “A public trial was the only defense and it’s obvious that in its absence, Ahed Tamimi will not be entitled to a fair trial.”Tamimi was arrested four months ago ...

Israeli military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Israeli military trial of a Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two soldiers in the occupied West Bank began Tuesday behind closed doors.The judge in the trial ordered journalists removed from the courtroom, ruling that open proceedings would not be in the interest of 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, who is being tried as a minor.Only family members were allowed to remain in the courtroom, with diplomats present to observe also asked to leave.A large crowd of ...

Israel judge orders Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi held until trial

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

An Israeli military judge on Wednesday ordered a Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers held in custody until trial.“I found no alternative other than to order her detention in custody until the end of proceedings,” the judge ruled. “The gravity of the offences of which she is accused do not allow an alternative to custody.”Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested after footage of her kicking and hitting the soldiers outside a house ...

Case against Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi spotlights her activist family

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Israel's hard-charging prosecution of a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped and kicked two Israeli soldiers has trained a spotlight on her activist family and its role in what Palestinians call "popular resistance," the near-weekly protests against Israeli occupation staged in several West Bank villages.The case of Ahed Tamimi has come to embody rival, grievance-filled Palestinian and Israeli narratives at a time of overwhelming mutual distrust about the other side's intentions ...

IN PICTURES: New Yorkers rise up for Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Hundreds gathered on Friday in New York’s Grand Central Terminal to protest the detention of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi by Israeli forces. The 16-year-old was arrested on December 19, allegedly for slapping an Israeli soldier in the face. Israeli forces have targeted other members of the Tamimi family as well, who have a history of activism and protesting against Israel in Palestine. In New York, community organizers used their platform to bring attention to the issue of child ...

Singapore bans film focused on Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Singapore has banned a film festival from screening a documentary later this week that features a teenage Palestinian female activist whose arrest last month has made her a symbol of resistance to Israeli military occupation in the West Bank. Justifying the ban, authorities in the Southeast Asian city state said the film “Radiance of Resistance” was “skewed” and potentially divisive for Singapore’s multi-ethnic population. The documentary, which looks at the ...

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