Palestinian Girl Who Faced Israeli Soldiers Remanded for Four Days

Ahed Tamimi, at the Ofer military court in the West Bank, on December 25, 2017. (Flash90)

Ramallah, MINA – Ahed Tamimi, 17, who single-handedly stood up to armed Israeli soldiers at her home in the Ramallah-area village of Nabi Saleh was remanded in custody for four days, according to family members.

Tamimi was detained at her home on Monday two days after she was video tapped pushing back Israeli soldiers who invaded her family home and who had shot and critically injured a 15-year-old member of her extended family, Wafa News Agency reported.

The army charged Tamimi of attacking the soldiers because she pushed them and slapped one of them.

The Israeli military court at Ofer camp near Ramallah remanded Tamimi for four days claiming she posed a threat to the state.

Tamimi’s mother, Nariman, 43, and her cousin, Nour, 21, were also detained on similar charges. Both are awaiting military court ruling.

Tamimi’s case has received local and international attention because of the girl’s young age and because she had stood up and faced armed Israeli occupation forces at a very young age.(R/R04/RE1)


Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)