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The Tamimi Family & Nabi Saleh Resistance

Where is the #MeToo movement for Ahed Tamimi

Ariel Gold and Taylor Morley on

As the #MeToo movement continues to build and uplift more marginalized voices CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold and Taylor Morley write that Ahed Tamimi should be regarded as a pillar in the movement: “Ahed is revoking her consent for Israel’s brutal occupation. She refuses to give her consent to Israeli forces that invade her family’s home in yet another vicious, meritless night raid. She continually confronts her aggressors and stands up to the violent system of power that keeps perpetuating this cycle of abuse against Palestinians, and for that, she is threatened with sexual violence. Now is the time for voices in the #MeToo movement to call for her release and help draw the parallels.”

Israeli journalist who called for unspeakable acts against Ahed Tamimi tries, and fails, to backpedal

Jonathan Ofir on

Prominent Israeli journalist Ben Caspit caused international furor last week, when he wrote of Ahed Tamimi, “in the case of the girls, we should exact a price at some other opportunity, in the dark, without witnesses and cameras”. Caspit has felt the heat in response to his insidious suggestions, and is now in crisis control mode. In a new article Caspit trys to “clarify” in English but Jonathan Ofir says the attempt at spin control is futile and disingenuous: “Caspit, in his desperate attempt to backpedal, is providing an even more pathetic article, which suggests that its just the ‘goyim’ who didn’t understand Israeli jargon.”

New Yorkers rally in solidarity with Ahed Tamimi

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Through a bullhorn to cut through the hum of holiday shoppers, some forty people rallied in New York City’s Union Square Friday night in support and solidarity for Ahed Tamimi, the 16-year-old Palestinian girl arrested by Israeli soldiers during a pre-dawn raid of her family’s home in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Mariah Tamimi called Ahed the best representative for her people, telling Mondoweiss, “she inspires me; and I think she inspires the rest of Palestine.”

Israel has transferred Ahed Tamimi to three different detention facilities in the last five days even though she has not yet been charged with a crime

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In the five days since Ahed Tamimi’s arrest, Israeli authorities have attempted to coerce confession from her without access to a lawyer or a parent; moved her from the occupied West Bank in contravention of international law; and transferred the sleep-deprived teenager between at least three different detention centers and prisons, including West Jerusalem’s infamous Moscobiyeh detention center. All of this and Tamimi has not yet been charged with a crime.

The New York Times tries to make the Ahed Tamimi story go away

James North on

The New York Times ran a piece on the very different ways that Israelis and Palestinians see the slapping incident involving 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi and an Israeli soldier. It treats an occupying soldier and a 16-year-old girl as equals and does not quote a single member of the Tamimi family, whose land the soldier was on when the incident took place.

Two more Tamimi family members are said to be arrested, as Ahed, 16, appears in court

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Today the arrest of Ahed Tamimi, 16, in occupied Nabi Saleh early Tuesday morning, after a video surfaced showing her slapping an Israeli soldier, is gaining global attention, including from the Washington Post. The malignant piece in the Post quotes Israelis calling her “Shirley Temper,” as if Ahed chose to be in an occupied besieged village as a career move at age 10.

The children of Nabi Saleh in Israeli prisons: a conversation with Bassem Tamimi

Richard Hardigan on

“They pushed me away when I tried to give Ahmed some clothes. It was very cold,” a mother in Nabi Saleh tells Richard Hardigan of her son’s recent arrest by Israeli soldiers. Nearly 100 children from Nabi Saleh have been arrested since demonstrations against settlements began in the village in 2009.

15-year-old Ahed Tamimi denied visa by State Dept for US speaking tour

Kate on

WAFA reports: Israeli army continued on Sunday their blockade of the village of Hazma, northeast of Jerusalem, for the sixth consecutive day in a row, banning the entry and exit of local Palestinians from and into the village through its main entrance. Israeli forces blocked the entrance six days ago under the pretext that youths from the village continue to attack with stones Israeli vehicles passing nearby.

Videos: Brave Tamimi women of Nabi Saleh take down Israeli soldier assaulting injured child

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A radical scene of unfolded Friday after Israeli forces intercepted the weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, Palestine against the illegal confiscation of their land and spring. The courageous actions of the Tamimi women of Nabi Saleh rescuing their captured child spread immediately on social media after the UK’s Daily Mail published a series of breathtaking photographs taken at the scene of the brave women. The event was captured on video by Bilal Tamimi and Royal News TV.

PHOTOS: Bassem Tamimi released from prison

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Bassem Tamimi, head of Nabi Saleh’s Popular Committee, hugs his wife Neriman during his welcoming party in his house in Nabi Saleh, after being released from prison.

On the anniversary of his death, activists name Israeli soldiers responsible for killing Mustafa Tamimi

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Last year on December 9th, Mustafa Tamimi, a 28 year old resident of Nabi Saleh, was shot by soldiers a few feet away directly in the face by a tear-gas projectile during the weekly protest in the village. Activists commemorated Mustafa’s death and exposed the identity of two Israeli soldiers involved in the killing in a campaign called “Who Killed Mustafa Tamimi?” According to the activists, the soldiers have been identified as Aviram Boniel and Lieutenant Colonel Shay Ben Yshai.

Nabi Saleh’s Bassem Tamimi convicted by Israeli courts based on coerced testimony from 15-year-old boy

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Bassem Tamimi was arrested in March of 2011, indicted on protest-organizing charges, and has spent 13 months in jail before he was granted bail last month. His trial has shed light on systematic violations of Palestinian minors’ right during police interrogations, and the use of their coerced confession to persecute political leadership.

Amnesty International: Anti-wall protest organizer Bassem Tamimi is a prisoner of conscience and should be released immediately and unconditionally

Kate on

Amnesty: Release prisoner of conscience Bassam Tamimi BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 2 Mar — Anti-wall protest organizer Bassem Tamimi is a prisoner of conscience and should be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International reiterated Friday. Tamimi was arrested in March and charged with “incitement and support of a hostile organization, organizing and participating in unauthorized processions, incitement […]

Children in Nabi Saleh play their favorite game called ‘Mustafa Tamimi’ during weekly protests

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(Photo: Tamimi Press / Mais Tamimi) this is the game #NabiSaleh kids were playing yesterday..the one called #MustafaTamimi… it’s their fave from what i hear — Linah Alsaafin (@LinahAlsaafin) January 21, 2012 Attacks on Protests Against Land Theft / Land, Property Theft & Destruction / Ethnic Cleansing / Apartheid Violent attacks on peaceful marches in W. […]

I was Mustafa Tamimi

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A third intifadah is looming as Israel grows fiercer in crushing resistance