Bassem Tamimi Honors His Courageous Young Daughter Ahed

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Bassem Tamimi Honors His Courageous Young Daughter Ahed

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Later on Friday, Israel's rubber-stamp military court will likely extend 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi's illegal detention.

Under military rule, she can be held indefinitely uncharged and untried, for maximum six-month periods, renewed as often as Israel wishes to keep Palestinians imprisoned.

If Ahed faces charges, what's most likely, she could be imprisoned longterm – despite guilty of no crimes.

She's a redoubtable figure, extraordinary for her age, heroically resisting brutal Israeli occupation. 

A video of her slapping an Israeli soldier went viral on social media. Omitted from the footage shown was Ahed being slapped hard first in response to her gently pushing and demanding soldiers twice her size leave her family property.

Seconds later, she responded by slapping one of the soldiers hard.  W
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