Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi arrested by Israeli forces

Israeli forces on Monday morning arrested Ahed Tamimi, who has often been referred to as a young icon of the Palestinian resistance.

Journalist Dena Takruri, who co-wrote a book with Tamimi, said that the activist’s father Bassem was arrested last week as well.

“Israeli soldiers raided Ahed Tamimi’s home, turned everything upside down, and held her mother in another room, preventing her from being with her daughter,” said Takruri.

Tamimi was previously arrested by Israel in 2017 following an altercation with Israeli soldiers who refused to leave her home in Nabi Saleh, a village in the occupied West Bank. Tamimi, who was 16 years old at the time, was sentenced to eight months in an Israeli prison as a minor, making headlines around the world.

Last week, Tamimi posted on her Instagram: “We are waiting for you in all the West Bank cities from Hebron to Jenin – we will slaughter you and you will say that what Hitler did to you was a joke.”

Itamar Ben Gvir, Israel’s far-right national security minister, in a post on X, has praised the arrest of Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi. 

“All respect to the IDF forces for tonight’s arrest of the terrorist and ‘human rights activist’ Ahed Tamimi from Nabi Saleh, previously convicted for assaulting IDF soldiers,” he wrote on X.

“Since the war started, she has openly shown support for Nazi human animals on social networks,” Ben Gvir said. “There must be zero tolerance for terrorists and those who support terror! That’s the way it should be!”

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