17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has been called the ‘Rosa Parks of Palestine’. For years, she and her family have bravely stood up against the Israeli occupation.
Shockingly, she is now spending 8 months in prison over an altercation with Israeli soldiers.
On 15 December, Ahed Tamimi and her family were protesting Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a horrifying turn of events, Ahed’s 14-year-old cousin, Mohammed, was shot in the head at close range by an Israeli soldier.
She posed no threat
On the same day, Ahed also came face to face with Israeli soldiers, when they entered the yard of her family’s house. A video, which has since gone viral, show the unarmed teenage girl slapping, shoving and kicking two Israeli soldiers who are wearing protective gear. It was clear she posed no actual threat to them as they lightly swatted her advances away.
Her detention cannot be justified
So far in detention, Ahed has already endured aggressive interrogations, sometimes at night, and threats made against her family. This punishment is blatantly disproportionate to her actions. Ahed, who has recently turned 17, has already spent a birthday in prison.
Read more about this Campaign at https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/urgent-release-palestinian-teen-activist-ahed-tamimi