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  • Prominent actors, musicians, and authors demand Ahed Tamimi's release

    Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Cornel West, Angela Davis and others sign letter demanding Israel release the 17-year-old Palestinian from custody.  By +972 Magazine Staff Dozens of major American actors, athletes, musicians, scholars, and political figures signed a statement published Monday by American human rights group, Dream Defenders, calling for the release of Ahed Tamimi. Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian who was arrested in December following the publication of a video showing her pushing and slapping armed Israeli soldiers on the porch of her family’s home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. [tmwinpost] Tamimi is set to appear before an Israeli military court…

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  • Israel arrests three leading Palestinian activists in West Bank

    Israeli forces arrest Manal Tamimi, Jamil Barghouti, and Munther Amira, three prominent activists in the nonviolent struggle against the occupation. By Yael Marom The Israeli army arrested a number of prominent activists in the Palestinian popular struggle over the past few days, during protests against President Trump's declaration on Jerusalem, and the arrests of members of the Tamimi family. [tmwinpost] On Thursday, an Israeli military court decided to extend Ahed and her mother Nariman Tamimi's detention by five more days. The court also called to release their family member, Nur, on condition, though it then called to delay the release by…

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  • Israeli activists stage vigil to release the Tamimi women

    16-year-old Ahed, her 20-year-old cousin Nur, and her mother, Nariman, have been in prison for nearly a week. Activists in Tel Aviv say the vigil is meant to remind the Israeli public of the reality of the occupation. Activists from the Coalition of Women for Peace staged a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Defense on Sunday evening to protest the detention of Ahed, Nariman, and Nur Tamimi, of Nabi Saleh. Some of the demonstrators kneeled, their eyes blindfolded, while others held signs reading, “It’s not the slap, it’s the occupation,” and called for the three Palestinian women to be…

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  • Nabi Saleh is where I lost my Zionism

    By the time I began going to Nabi Saleh, I had spent about four years reporting on what I saw in the West Bank and Gaza, watching detachedly as my politics moved ever leftward. What I witnessed in that small West Bank village was the last straw. A short video of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi slapping an Israeli soldier has dominated the Israeli media for the past week, and received prominent coverage internationally as well. Ahed, a Palestinian girl from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, makes a big impression with her eye-catching mane of blonde hair, the fierce, intelligent…

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  • There is no such thing as a 'good soldier' at a checkpoint

    Those who believe it is possible to maintain an occupation without violence are wrong. The case of Ahed Tamimi illustrates why. By Orly Noy Israelis often claim that a soldier with the right moral education can operate a checkpoint without violating anyone’s rights. Many in Israeli media have made this claim with regard to the two soldiers filmed facing down Ahed Tamimi, the 16-year-old under arrest for shoving and kicking soldiers off the porch of her family’s home last week: that the soldiers demonstrated the good moral education they received, in the army or at home or both, by refraining from…

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  • Army arrests Palestinian teen for hurting soldiers' masculinity

    How one IDF raid turned a Palestinian teenager into a heroine overnight.  By Yael Marom The IDF Spokesperson was clearly excited to publish the details of a complicated military operation that took place Tuesday morning: under the cover of darkness, Israeli Border Police broke into the Tamimi family’s home and arrested 17-year-old Ahed, taking her in for interrogation. The Israeli forces arrived at the family’s home fully armed; however, their most important weapon was their camera. The goal: to win back some of the army’s masculinity, wounded a few days after a video surfaced of the rebellious girl attempting push soldiers out of…

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  • In Nabi Saleh, an occupier's sense of entitlement

    The response in Israel to an attempted arrest of a minor in the West Bank village has been fierce yet predictable. Wrapped up in outraged reactions to the treatment of the soldier himself, however, is Israel's bruised sense of entitlement. An Israeli soldier's attempted arrest of a Palestinian minor in Nabi Saleh last Friday, and its prevention by the child's family, have generated heated reactions in Israel. Responses have ranged from outrage at the soldier's treatment to calls for increased and harsher powers for Israeli security forces in the West Bank, along with the customary slew of "Pallywood" slurs that…

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  • WATCH: Palestinian women and children prevent arrest of minor in Nabi Saleh

    An Israeli soldier attempts to detain a 12-year-old Palestinian boy during a demonstration in the West Bank village. His mother and sister make sure that doesn't happen. See update below. The weekly demonstration in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh took a particularly violent turn on Friday after an Israeli soldier tried to detain 12-year-old Mohammed Tamimi, leading to a fierce scuffle with his mother, sister and aunt. Eventually the soldier was led away by another soldier. The incident was captured on video by Bilal Tamimi, a local Palestinian journalist. The soldier can be seen running down a hill chasing Mohammed, who…

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