Palestinian girl filmed trying to provoke soldiers is arrested

Laura Christensen
December 20, 2017

The arrest took place during a raid on the Tamimi home on Monday night.

PNN reporter said that the occupation arrested Tamimi, while she was in front of "Benyamin" Israeli police station north of Ramallah, where she was heading to know the fate of her daughter.

Tamimi is well known as a leader of youth protests against Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl was arrested early this morning after a video of her telling Israeli soldiers to leave her property went viral, according to Haaretz.

The video shows the two Israeli soldiers maintaining their composure while taking multiple blows, before slowly slinking away from the scene.

Palestinians have often provoked highly publicized clashes with Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh, a village in the central West Bank.

Right wing Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said "these girls should be imprisoned and spend the rest of their lives in prison".

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Speaking to the Jerusalem Post, Tamimi's father told the outlet that soldiers had also "beaten his family", in addition to officials arresting the teen and confiscating cell phones, laptops and cameras from the home.

Social media expert, Mohammed Abu al-Rub, believes that this type of recording, while it boosts the morale of people with symbolic victories in the face of major disappointments and the USA declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, constitute a threat to the people involved in them.

Ahed's father, mother and brothers had been repeatedly arrested by Israeli forces for their opposition to the decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories.

Ahed al-Tamimi's arrest is the latest of over 450 Palestinians detained since 6 December.

The girls filmed the soldiers with cellphones, which seemed to indicate they were trying to instigate a violent response from the soldiers.

In a short documentary, Ahed said that her dream is to become a football player, describing the difficulty she faces at the Israeli checkpoint when she wants to get to school.

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