Israeli Military Finally Charges Jailed Child Ahed Tahimi
Ahed Tahimi, a child held in military jail by Israeli Occupation Forces military tribunal.
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Published: Sun, 31 Dec 2017 00:45:55 0 The egregious conduct of certain IDF occupation forces in the West Bank region against a Palestinian child violates every trust that has been given to Israel. This will not stand. Israeli Soldiers Mimic Boco Harem & Daesh Conduct The conduct of … Read on
Ahed Tahimi has been charged after being held without charge nor bail in a military prison since mid-December.
A 16-year-old Palestinian girl who was arrested after being filmed slapping an Israeli soldier has been charged with assaulting security forces, incitement and throwing stones.
The video of Ahed Tamimi – which went viral on social media two weeks ago – prompted competing reactions from Israelis and Palestinians, including a campaign for her release.
Her father, Bassem Tamimi, called it a “political trial”, saying Israel had dug up old incidents to “justify her arrest”.
Ahed’s mother, Nariman Tamimi, who allegedly livestreamed the incident on social media, was also charged with incitement and assault.
The footage showing Ahed, Nariman and a cousin, 21-year-oldNur Tamimi, physically confronting the soldier – who did not respond – led to the teenager being hailed as a hero by Palestinians, who saw her as standing up to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.
According to the charges, Ahed pushed a number of soldiers and told them, “Get out or I’ll punch you,” before kicking and slapping them.
Ahed and her mother were charged in relation to the incident and to remarks broadcast in the immediate aftermath, in which Nariman asked her daughter to give a message to the world. According to the prosecution, Ahed said she hoped “everyone will participate in the protests”, in comments that the prosecution claims also endorsed violence.
At the centre of concerns over the case against Ahed are fears that she has been singled out for “embarrassing the occupation”, as well as the use of the military courts system to deal with a minor. – The Guardian, January 1, 2018
Cooperation with Oppression and Occupation is not required by Law. The Opposite is true.
This child has not committed a crime. She has acted in self defence by slapping a soldier in the face pursuant to numerous attacks on herself and her family including younger siblings. Her younger sibling was about to be assailed and she slapped a soldier and identified herself as her sibling’s protector. She has the right to do that.
Long ago, it was settled that resistance and even armed struggle against a colonial occupation force is not just recognised under international law but specifically endorsed.
In accordance with international humanitarian law, wars of national liberation have been expressly embraced, through the adoption of Additional Protocol I (Volume 1125) to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 (pdf), as a protected and essential right of occupied people everywhere. – Stanley L. Cohen
The child has been accused publicly of slapping a soldier who may have shot her 14 year old cousin in the face. It’s a trumped up allegation based on a smartphone video of the kid dressing down an Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) soldier. The man in question apparently did not strike back and has been the subject of considerable ridicule for losing his appearance of “manliness”.
Last month, Mr Tamimi told the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Aharonth that the incident in the video took place after the soldiers “entered the grounds of the house, started throwing gas grenades around and broke the house’s windows”.
“Their conduct may seem humane at that instance, but I don’t think their general conduct that day was humane. I’m proud of my daughter and what she did”, he said.
Two years ago,14 year old Ahed Tamimi was shown in a video which went viral in which she was seen biting the hand of an Israeli soldier holding a Palestinian boy who the army said had been throwing stones.
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