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 ...

Israel using Ahed Tamimi case to warn children who dare to dream

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Ahed Tamimi, a teenager from Nabi Saleh village in Palestine, rang in the New Year under Israeli detention. She joined over 300 Palestinian child prisoners who are under Israeli government’s detention. Israel’s targeting of the young and the outspoken is nothing new. After all who can forget the image of Muhammed Al-Durrah who was shot multiple times during the second Intifada, as he lay on the side of a pavement in his father’s arms. Specifically targeting young and vulnerable ...

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Israel extends detention of Palestinian Ahed Tamimi, over slap video

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

An Israeli court on Monday extended the custody of three Palestinian women detained after a viral video of an alleged assault on Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, the police said. They said the Ofer military court ruled that Ahed Tamimi, 17, her mother Nariman Tamimi, 43, and her cousin Nour Naji Tamimi, 21, would remain in custody until Thursday. All three women appeared in a video that went viral after it was shot on December 15 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. ...

Ahed Tamimi’s father: ‘My daughter stands up against unjust Israeli occupation’

Monday, 25 December 2017

An Israeli court decided on Monday to extend the detention of a young Palestinian woman and her female relatives for another four days. Ahed Tamimi, 17, was filmed approaching two Israeli soldiers last week before shoving, kicking and slapping them. Nariman Tamimi, 43, and Nour Naji Tamimi, 21, were also detained in a case that has set Israeli and Palestinian social media alight. The video, filmed in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank, shows Nour and her cousin Ahed Tamimi, 17, ...

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