[Pnews] Palestine - Free Ahed Tamimi!

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  Free Ahed Tamimi!

18 December 2017

*FURTHER UPDATE: Bassem Tamimi was also seized 
<http://asravoice.ps/post/8626/> by Israeli occupation forces today, 20 
December, as he attended the hearing for his daughter Ahed in Ofer 
military court, which extended her detention for 10 more days. In 
overnight, violent raids, occupation forces seized a cousin of the 
family, Nour Tamimi, 21, from her family home in Nabi Saleh. This means 
that Ahed and both of her parents, Nariman and Bassem – all of whom are 
leading land defenders in Nabi Saleh – are currently seized by the 
Israeli occupation forces. *

*UPDATE: Nariman Tamimi, Ahed’s mother, has also been arrested by 
Israeli occupation forces as she went to the Benjamin occupation police 
station to support her daughter, reportedBassem Tamimi on Facebook 
<https://www.facebook.com/bassem.tamimi/posts/10213750417786988>. We are 
updating our alert below and urge people to join the call to free Ahed 
and Nariman! *

Ahed Tamimi, 16 years old and a prominent activist in the occupied 
Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, whose courage along with that of her 
in standing up to armed Israeli soldiers, land confiscation and 
settlement construction stealing the resources and even the well of 
their village has become world-renowned, was seized by occupation 
soldiers who invaded the Tamimi family home on the morning of 19 
December 2017.

Ahed’s father, Bassem, posted on Facebook that Ahed was targeted for 
arrest after she was attacked by Israeli media after she protested 
occupation soldiers in Nabi Saleh who shot a 14-year-old boy in the head 
with a rubber-coated metal bullet 
the boy, Mohammed Tamimi, is in a medically-induced coma. Tamimi 
reported that the soldiers violently invaded the home, hitting Ahed’s 
mother, Nariman Tamimi 
<https://www.msf-me.org/occupied-minds/story1_En.html>, and siblings, 
and confiscating phones, cameras, laptop and other electronics. Ahed was 
taken away by the occupation soldiers to an unknown location.

Ahed has become internationally known for her defense of Palestinian 
rights under occupation, including her defense of her younger brother 
when he was seized by an occupation soldier and regular protests against 
land confiscation targeting Nabi Saleh and other villages around 
Ramallah. She has spoken internationally, including in Turkey, South 
and in the European Parliament 
in a conference earlier this year on women in Palestinian resistance, 
where she spoke alongside Leila Khaled, Sahar Francis and several 
members of parliament.

Ahed’s visa to the United States in early 2017 was put under 
“administrative review,” when she was to participate in atour across the 
with writer and activist Nadya Tannous and Black liberation activist and 
minister Amanda Weatherspoon on Palestinian-Black solidarity and joint 
struggle. The lengthy delay and effective visa denial meant that Ahed 
was unable to join the tour live.

*Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network denounces the arrest 
of Ahed Tamimi and Nariman Tamimi, the latest of over 450 Palestinians 
arrested by Israeli occupation forces following U.S. President Donald 
Trump’s declaration of recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of 
Israel. Issa Qaraqe of the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Commission 
stated that approximately half of those detained, like Ahed, 
Abdul-Khalik Burnat 
and Fawzi al-Junaidi 
are children. There are hundreds of Palestinian children jailed by 
Israel and frequently subject to beatings, abuse, and interrogations 
without parents or lawyers present in violation of the law. We urge 
people of conscience around the world to take action to demand freedom 
for Ahed and her fellow detained and jailed Palestinian children in 
occupation detention centers, interrogation centers and prisons – and 
for Nariman Tamimi and all detained and imprisoned Palestinians.*

*The resistance of the Palestinian people has never been quelled by 
arrests or repression, and it must be clear that we, around the world, 
stand alongside the Palestinian people as they defend Jerusalem and 
their entire land and people under attack. This includes standing with 
detained and jailed Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for 
liberation for themselves, their people, and their occupied homeland.*


     1. *For supporters in the US:* Call your member of Congress to
        support H.R. 4391, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli
        Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. Tell them
        specifically about Ahed’s arrest, and urge them to act for her
        release. Click here to tell your member of Congress
        <https://secure.afsc.org/onlineactions/j_LHjVjM1Em0U2EvvYMFyQ2> to
        support the bill. Tell them to pressure Israel to free Ahed and
        other detained Palestinian kids.
     2. *For international supporters:* Call your government officials
        and demand action for Ahed Tamimi and other Palestinian child
        prisoners, and freedom for Nariman Tamimi.

        Call your country’s officials urgently:
        Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop: + 61 2 6277
        Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland: +1-613-992-5234
        European Union Commissioner Federica Mogherini: +32 (0) 2 29 53516
        New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully: +64 4
        439 8000
        United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: +44 20 7008 1500
        United States President Donald Trump: 1-202-456-1111

     3. *Call your nearest Israeli embassy* and let them know that you
        know about the detention of Ahed Tamimi in Nabi Saleh and other
        Palestinian child prisoners. Demand Ahed, her mother Nariman,
        and the other detained children be immediately released. Contact
        infomation here: https://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/israel
     4. *Join one of the many protests for Jerusalem
        *and distribute this post and other news about Ahed and the
        Palestinian prisoners. Get others involved in the struggle for
        Palestinian freedom! Build the campaign for boycott, divestment
        and sanctions <https://bdsmovement.net> against Israel and
        complicit corporations like HP and G4S.

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