Israel detains Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi in West Bank raid
Israeli occupation forces detain #Palestinian activist and ex-prisoner Ahed Tamimi after raiding her family home in the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, in middle of the night. pic.twitter.com/OL69no4HYG— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) November 6, 2023
Ahed’s mother, Nariman Tamimi, told Anadolu Agency that an Israeli military force raided their home and confiscated phones.
Ahed's father had been detained a few days earlier.
Tamimi became a Palestinian icon aged 14 when she tried to prevent an Israeli soldier from arresting her little brother who had his arm in a cast.
She continued to take part in protests against Israeli occupation in her hometown and became an international star, with a huge portrait painted on the Israeli separation wall near Jerusalem.
Tamimi was arrested by Israeli forces in March 2017 and served an eight-month prison sentence, along with an additional eight-month suspended sentence and a fine of approximately $1,500.
The same court also sentenced her mother to eight months in prison with an additional five-month suspended sentence and a fine of around $2,000.
#Israeli border #police on #Saturday arrested two #Italian #graffiti #artists who were painting a mural of a jailed #Palestinian teenager, #Ahed_Tamimi, on the #Israeli separation barrier in #Bethlehem ....— Middle East Affairs (@AffairsEast) July 29, 2018
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Ahed Tamimi suffered a broken arm due to her activism against Israeli forces.
West Bank towns and Jerusalem see near-daily violent raids and incursions by the Israeli army, often resulting in confrontations, arrests, and the use of live ammunition, rubber bullets, and tear gas on young Palestinians.
Tensions and violence have claimed the lives of more than 150 Palestinians in the West Bank since 7 October, most killed by Israeli soldiers or by settlers, according to the Palestinian health ministry.