Israeli soldiers just arrested this iconic teenage Palestinian activist
- Author: Tracy Klein Dec 20, 2017,
Dec 20, 2017, 1:16
After a large-scale destruction of the house, the Israeli army arrested Ahd Tamimi, who the Israeli newspaper Maariv said that she humiliated the soldiers and officers of the Israeli occupation army after a video spread on social media showed her slapping an Israeli soldier who invaded her family's home and used it to shoot the child Mohammed Tamimi, who is in critical condition in the intensive care unit of the Arab Istishari Hospital.
Tamimi and her family have always been targets of the Israeli authorities and the animosity towards them grew even further after numerous videos of the fearless young activist standing up to IOF soldiers went viral on social media, amassing millions of views.
Mohammed Tamimi was shot at close range in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank on Friday, according to witnesses.
Israeli officials threatened to retaliate against a teenage girl and her family after a video spread across social media of her slapping an Israeli soldier. Every soldier knows exactly what is expected of him.
The Israel Project shared the video to its Facebook page with the caption: "A MUST WATCH: This is what Israeli soldiers have to go through".
The arrest took place during a raid on the Tamimi home on Monday night.
Nariman and Bassem have both been detained more times than either can count, but this is the first time their daughter will spend nights in Israeli prison. After a six-hour surgery the boy was put into a medically induced coma for at least 72 hours.
She alleged that the Tamimi family had "given their consent" for Palestinians to throw rocks at Israeli soldiers from the house and that the soldiers conducted the raid to "remove the rioters from the house".
What leads a girl, who in any other place in the world would be busy with schoolwork, hobbies, and dreams of the future (a year ago Ahed said that if it were not for the occupation, she would be a soccer player) to endanger herself by standing up to armed soldiers?
The Israeli army spokesperson said the soldiers had acted in a "professional and restrained manner".
"But because we resist, we pay the price".
She started attending the protests there when she was just nine years old.
Right wing Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said "these girls should be imprisoned and spend the rest of their lives in prison".
Al-Tamimi, a former prisoner, was detained when he was 13 years old, and was previously injured several times during weekly clashes in his village.
Manal says that Nabi Saleh has been raided on a near nightly basis for the past three months.