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Zionist Forces Arrests Palestinian Girl Ahed Tamimi in Ramallah

19 December 2017 15:24


Zionist occupation forces arrested a 16-year-old Palestinian early on Tuesday from her town near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The occupation forces said the Female Border Police and Israeli army soldiers removed 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi from her home in Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, and she was brought in for questioning.

Tamimi was arrested a day after a video of her slapping two Israeli occupation soldiers in a West Bank village went viral.

Her father, Bassem Tamimi posted a brief video of the soldier who entered his home to arrest his daughter and wrote about it on his Facebook page, saying that the soldier had beaten his family and taken their phones, cameras and laptops.

Nicknamed “Shirley Temper” because of her blond curls and prominence in similar Youtube videos, Tamimi is somewhat of a star in the Arab world. This past summer, she went on a speaking tour in South Africa to share her story and, three years ago, was invited to dine with then-prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The sixteen-year-old is a member of a famous activist family from the village of Nabi Saleh, which holds almost weekly protests against Israeli occupation.

A hashtag called #FreeAhedTamimi began circulating on Twitter and memes calling for her release in English and Arabic have been shared across social media.

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