•  » Israeli Military Invades Nabi Saleh, Abducts Child from Tamimi Family
    April 8, 2019 2:30 AM - IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday before dawn, Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and abducted a child, identified as Mohammad Bassem Tamimi, 15, after breaking into the property and searching it.

    As the child was getting dressed to go with the soldiers, his mother Nariman Tamimi was talking to him, telling him to remain silent, not to talk with the interrogators without legal representation, and not to sign anything they try to get him to sign.

    The soldiers violently searched the property, removing and displacing furniture and belongings, and after briefly allowing him to hug his family members. Then the child was taken away by the soldiers.

    It is worth mentioning that the soldiers also invaded the home of Mahmoud Tamimi, a member of the Popular Committee against The Wall and Colonies, in the village, and violently searched it.

    The soldiers also abducted another Palestinian, identified as Moayyad Hamza Tamimi, after invading his home and searching it.

    #Nabi_Saleh #Tamimi

    • Israel arrests Ahed Tamimi’s brother
      April 8, 2019 at 8:08 am

      Israeli forces detained the brother of Palestinian resistance icon Ahed Tamimi in a raid in the occupied West Bank early Monday, according to his mother, Anadolu reports.

      “An Israeli force raided our home in the village of Nabi Sali near Ramallah and arrested my son Mohamed,” Nariman Tamimi told Anadolu Agency.

      “By arresting my son, the Israeli army is trying to break the will of our family,” she said.

      A video footage posted on the mother’s Facebook page showed Israeli forces surrounding the son as his sister Ahed was shouting at soldiers. (...)

  • Reminder: Israel is still holding a Palestinian lawmaker as political prisoner indefinitely - Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar has been incarcerated in an Israeli jail without a trial for 20 months. Another period of ‘administrative detention’ will soon expire. Will she come home?
    Gideon Levy and Alex Levac Feb 14, 2019 5:20 PM

    Ghassan Jarrar, the husband of Khalida Jarrar, holds a portrait of her on April 2, 2015 at their home in the West Bank city of Ramallah.AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

    Ghassan Jarrar says his life is meaningless without Khalida. In his office at the children’s toys and furniture factory he owns in Beit Furik, east of Nablus, its chairs upholstered with red fake fur, the face of the grass widower lights up whenever he talks about his wife. She’s been incarcerated in an Israeli prison for 20 months, without trial, without being charged, without evidence, without anything. In two weeks, however, she could be released, at long last. Ghassan is already busy preparing himself: He knows he’s liable to be disappointed again, for the fourth successive time.

    Khalida Jarrar is Israel’s No. 1 female political prisoner, the leader of the inmates in Damon Prison, on Mt. Carmel, and the most senior Palestinian woman Israel has jailed, without her ever having been convicted of any offense.

    The public struggle for her release has been long and frustrating, with more resonance abroad than in Israel. Here it encounters the implacable walls of the occupation authorities and the startling indifference of Israeli public opinion: People here don’t care that they’re living under a regime in which there are political prisoners. There is also the silence of the female MKs and the muteness of the women’s organizations.

    Haaretz has devoted no fewer than five editorials demanding either that evidence against her be presented or that she be released immediately. To no avail: Jarrar is still in detention and she still hasn’t been charged.

    She’s been placed in administrative detention – that is, incarceration without charges or a trial – a number of times: She was arrested for the first time on April 15, 2015 and sentenced to 15 months in jail, which she served. Some 13 months after she was released from that term, she was again put under administrative detention, which kept getting extended, for 20 consecutive months, starting in mid-2017: two stints of six months each, and two of four months each.

    The latest arbitrary extension of her detention is set to end on February 28. As usual, until that day no one will know whether she is going to be freed or whether her imprisonment will be extended once again, without explanation. A military prosecutor promised at the time of the previous extension that it would be the last, but there’s no way to know. Typical of the occupation and its arbitrariness.

    In any event, Ghassan is repainting their house, replacing air conditioners and the water heater, hanging new curtains, planting flowers in window boxes, ordering food and sweets in commercial quantities, and organizing a reception at one checkpoint and cars to await her at two other checkpoints – you can never know where exactly she will be released. A big celebration will take place in the Catholic church of Ramallah, which Ghassan has rented for three days on the last weekend of the month. Still, it’s all very much a matter of if and when.

    Reminder: On April 2, 2015, troops of the Israel Defense Forces raided the Jarrar family’s home in El Bireh, adjacent to Ramallah, and abducted Khalida, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

    She was placed in administrative detention. In the wake of international protests over Israel’s arrest without charges of a lawmaker who was elected democratically, the occupation authorities decided to try her. She was indicted on 12 counts, all of them utterly grotesque, including suspicion of visiting the homes of prisoners’ families, suspicion of attending a book fair and suspicion of calling for the release of Ahmad Saadat, a leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who has been in prison for years.

    The charge sheet against Jarrar – an opponent of the occupation, a determined feminist and a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee – will one day serve as the crushing proof that there is not even the slightest connection between “military justice” and actual law and justice.

    We saw her in the military court at Ofer base in the summer of 2015, proud and impressive, as her two daughters, Yafa and Suha, who returned from their studies in Canada after their mother’s arrest, wept bitterly with their father on the back benches of the courtroom. No one remained indifferent when the guards allowed the two daughters to approach and embrace their mother, in a rare moment of grace and humanity, as their father continued to cry in the back. It was a scene not easily forgotten.

    Three months ago, she was transferred, along with the other 65 female Palestinian prisoners, from the Sharon detention facility where she’d been incarcerated to Damon, where the conditions are tougher: The authorities in Damon aren’t experienced in dealing with women and their special needs, Ghassan says. The showers are separate from the cells, and when a prisoner is menstruating, the red fluid flows into the yard and embarrasses the women. But at the same time, he says, the prison authorities are treating Khalida’s health situation well: She suffers from a blood-clotting problem and needs weekly medications and tests, which she receives regularly in her cell.

    “You are my sweetheart” is inscribed on some of the synthetic-fur toys in the production room in Beit Furik. There are dolls of Mickey Mouse and of other characters from the cartoon world, sporting bold colors, along with padded rocking chairs and lamps for children’s rooms, all designed by Ghassan and all bespeaking sweet innocence and creativity. He’s devoted much less time to his factory since his wife’s incarceration. Of the 19 employees he had, only seven remain, one of whom, a deaf woman, is his outstanding worker. It’s a carpentry shop, an upholstery center and a sewing workshop all under one roof. Ghassan sells most of his products to Israel, although he’s been denied entry to the country for years.

    Now his mind is focused on his wife’s release. The last time he visited her in prison was a month ago, 45 minutes on a phone through armor-plated glass. During her months in prison, Jarrar became an official examiner of matriculation exams for the Palestinian Education Ministry. The exam papers are brought to the prison by the International Red Cross. Among others that she has graded were Ahed Tamimi and her mother, Nariman. Ahed called Ghassan this week to ask when Khalida’s release was expected. She calls her “my aunt.”

    The clock on the wall of Ghassan’s office has stopped. “Everything is meaningless for me without Khalida,” he says. “Life has no meaning without Khalida. Time stopped when Khalida was arrested. Khalida is not only my wife. She is my father, my mother, my sister and my friend. I breathe Khalida instead of air. Twenty months without meaning. My work is also meaningless.”

    A business call interrupts this love poem, which is manifestly sincere and painful. What will happen if she’s not released, again? “I will wait another four months. Nothing will break me. I don’t let anything break me. That is my philosophy in life. It has always helped me.”

    Ghassan spent 10 years of his life in an Israeli prison, too. Like his wife, he was accused of being active in the PFLP.

    In the meantime, their older daughter, Yafa, 33, completed her Ph.D. in law at the University of Ottawa, and is clerking in a Canadian law firm. Suha, 28, returned from Canada, after completing, there and in Britain, undergraduate and master’s degrees in environmental studies. She’s working for the Ramallah-based human rights organization Al-Haq, and living with her father.

    Both daughters are mobilized in the public campaign to free their mother, particularly by means of the social networks. Khalida was in jail when Yafa married a Canadian lawyer; Ghassan invited the whole family and their friends to watch the wedding ceremony in Canada on a large screen live via the Internet. Ghassan himself is prohibited from going abroad.

    During Khalida’s last arrest, recalls her husband, IDF soldiers and Shin Bet security service agents burst into the house by force in the dead of night. They entered Suha’s room and woke her up. He remembers how she shouted, panic-stricken at the sight of the rifles being brandished by strange men in her bedroom wearing black masks, and how the soldiers handcuffed her from behind. As Ghassan replays the scene in his mind and remembers his daughter’s shouts, he grows distraught, as if it had happened this week.

    Not knowing know what the soldiers were doing to her there, and only hearing her shouts, he tried to come to his daughter’s rescue, he recalls. He says he was almost killed by the soldiers for trying to force his way into Suha’s bedroom.

    After the soldiers took Khalida, preventing Ghassan from even kissing her goodbye, despite his request – he discovered his daughter, bound by plastic handcuffs. After he released her, she wanted to rush into the street to follow the soldiers and her captive mother. He blocked her, and she went to the balcony of the house and screamed at them hysterically, cries of unfettered fury.

    Last Saturday was Khalida’s 56th birthday. It wasn’t the first birthday she’d spent in prison, maybe not the last, either. Ghassan’s face positively glows when he talks about his wife’s birthday. He belongs to a WhatsApp group called “Best Friends” that is devoted to Khalida, where they posted his favorite photograph of her, wearing a purple blouse and raising her arms high in the courtroom of the Ofer facility. The members of the group congratulated him. Umar quoted a poem about a prisoner who is sitting in his cell in complete darkness, unable even to see his own shadow. Hidaya wrote something about freedom. Khamis wrote a traditional birthday greeting, and Ghassan summed up, “You are the bride of Palestine, renewing yourself every year. You are the crown on my head, al-Khalida, eternal one.”


  • Recognising this fact, Ahed’s mother, Nariman said: “Frankly it is probably Ahed’s looks that prompted this worldwide solidarity, and that’s racist, by the way, because many Palestinian children are in Ahed’s position but weren’t treated in this way.”…/ahed-tamimi-power-palestinian-w…

  • Ahed Tamimi, la jeune Palestinienne qui avait giflé des soldats israéliens, a été libérée

    Ahed Tamimi répond aux journalistes à sa sortie de prison.

    Son visage juvénile ceint de longues boucles blondes toise les passants, peint sur le mur de séparation construit par Israël en Cisjordanie occupée. L’adolescente est devenue une icône de la résistance palestinienne. Au terme de huit mois de détention pour avoir giflé deux soldats israéliens, Ahed Tamimi a pu sortir de prison, dimanche 29 juillet.

    La jeune fille de 17 ans et sa mère, Nariman Tamimi, également incarcérée à la suite de l’incident, ont été transférées de la prison Sharon, en Israël, en Cisjordanie occupée, où elles résident, a annoncé un porte-parole de la prison.

    Elles ont été conduites par des soldats israéliens jusqu’à leur village de Nabi Saleh, un territoire palestinien occupé par Israël depuis plus de cinquante ans. En larmes, l’adolescente a embrassé les membres de sa famille et les soutiens venus l’accueillir, sur un petit chemin menant à la bourgade.

    Face à un mur de caméras, un keffieh, châle blanc et noir symbole de la résistance palestinienne, sur les épaules, Ahed Tamimi a brièvement invité les médias à suivre la conférence de presse qu’elle donnera plus tard dans la journée.

    Puis, Bassem Tamimi, son père, a rejoint les deux femmes, et le trio s’est dirigé vers la maison familiale, entouré par une foule scandant : « Nous voulons vivre libres ! »

    Un peu plus tôt, des membres de la famille et des soutiens d’Ahed Tamimi s’étaient réunis près d’un point de passage à Rantis, en Cisjordanie occupée, pour accueillir Ahed Tamimi et sa mère, mais ils n’avaient pu les saluer, les deux femmes ayant été remises à des soldats israéliens à l’abri des regards et des caméras.

    Les autorités israéliennes ont tenu à limiter la médiatisation de la libération des deux femmes, diffusant des informations contradictoires sur l’endroit par lequel elles étaient censées rentrer en Cisjordanie occupée.

  •  » Mohammed Tamimi Released from Israeli Detention
    IMEMC News | May 21, 2018 7:53 PM

    Mohammed Fadel Tamimi, 15, from Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, and who was detained by the Israeli army on Sunday, was released several hours after his detention, according to Bilal Tamimi, an activist in the anti-settlements committee in the village.

    He told WAFA, on Monday, that the army freed the boy after it was clear his health situation does not permit holding him, and turned him over to the Palestinian liaison office.

    Mohammed Tamimi was shot in the face by a rubber-coated metal bullet fired by Israeli soldiers in his village, in December, causing him serious damage to his skull that required surgery and removal of a part of the skull.

    Soldiers detained Mohammed Tamimi at the entrance to his village, and took him to a police station at Benyamin detention center, in the occupied West Bank.

    He is a cousin to Ahed Tamimi, an icon of Palestinian peaceful resistance, who was detained when she was only 16 years old, for slapping an Israeli soldier who raided her family home in Nabi Saleh, and was later sentenced, along with her mother, Nariman, to eight months in prison for humiliating a soldier.

  • Une Israélienne et une Palestinienne giflent un soldat. Devinez qui est toujours en prison ?
    Edo Konrad, +972 Mag | Traduit de l’anglais par Yves Jardin, membre du GT de l’AFPS sur les prisonniers

    (...) C’était à la fin de l’audience de détermination de la peine de Nariman Tamimi, la mère de Ahed qui a été arrêtée en même temps que celle-ci, que la militante israélienne Yifat Doron s’est levé et a giflé le procureur militaire en uniforme — un soldat. Juste comme l’a fait Ahed.

    Elle a été rapidement arrêtée.

    Le lendemain, la police a amené Doron devant un juge civil, dans un tribunal civil, et a demandé qu’elle soit mise en détention provisoire pendant cinq autres jours, en argumentant du fait qu’elle avait besoin de davantage de temps pour terminer l’enquête.

    Doron, qui a insisté sur le fait qu’elle voulait assurer sa propre défense, a dit au juge qu’elle ne s’opposait pas à son maintien en prison et qu’elle était réellement d’accord avec la police. “Quiconque ne se conforme pas à votre régime d’apartheid ou ose penser de façon indépendante représente effectivement une menace pour la police,” a-t-elle déclaré. (...)

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    • Why Yifat Doron slapped the prosecutor at the Tamimi trial– and only spent two days in jail
      Yoav Haifawi on March 29, 2018

      (...) The motive

      Mainstream media will, as always, attempt to fit news events into well recognized patterns, thus it mentioned an incident which took place during Ahed Tamimi’s trial. It spoke of an Israeli-Jewish supporter who got up and slapped an officer. By meeting Yifat and reading the court papers for her remand, I learned that both the facts and the political perspective behind her actions differ from those first offered by the media.

      Yifat Doron in court, by Iris Bar

      First, as mentioned, Ahed’s trial took place in camera, so the incident could not happen within the trial. The same Wednesday, March 21, 2018, another trial was held at Ofer, that of Ahed’s mother, Nariman, and her cousin, Nur Tamimi. Due to the decision to hold them in remand until the end of the proceedings, faced with the possibility of being held in prison for a longer term until the trial concludes, both Ahed and Nariman were forced to accept a plea bargain which includes eight months jail time for each. The court was in session to formally sanction these pleas, including that of Nur, who had been previously released and whose punishment did not include further jail time. Although obviously a mere formality, the military judge took her time during the hearings to contemplate whether or not to sanction the agreed upon terms. Finally, just before 7 pm, the judge rose and left the hall after sending Nariman to eight months in prison. That was the moment when Yifat approached the prosecutor, a high ranking officer, and expressed her protest.

      Yifat explains that not only did her protest technically take place at the end of Nariman’s trial; it was in fact motivated by the distress caused to her by Nariman’s arrest. She kept close contact with Nariman throughout years of political struggle and feels strong friendship and deep appreciation toward her.

      She speaks of a sense of kinship brought about by difficult experiences. She remembers the time when Rushdi Tamimi, Nariman’s brother, was shot by Israeli soldiers just behind the family home. When news came that Rushdi’s physical state was deteriorating, she, along with other people from the village, went to the hospital and were gathering there when the news came out that he “istashhad” – became another martyr of the struggle. She sat by the hospital bed of another family member, Mustafa Tamimi, whom she describes as “kind hearted and a true gentleman”. The soldiers shot a tear gas grenade directly to Mustafa’s head; he was fatally wounded and died the following day.

      She accompanied Nariman when her husband, Bassem, was arrested and consequently tried for organizing protests in their village of Nabi Saleh. She recalls how Nariman was shot in the leg by a live bullet during a protest, an injury which shattered her bone and took her down a long road of recovery. She was with her and felt her pain when her children were beaten by soldiers and at times arrested. For years Nariman and Bassem’s home has been a safe haven for her.

      Now, with Nariman herself in prison, Yifat felt that she could not just pretend that matters were business as usual. She felt the need to act, to protect her friend, to cry out against what seemed to her to be so utterly unjust, an additional pain inflicted on the least deserving of all women. For her this is not about solidarity in its abstract form, or a mere political statement, it is rather a more personal involvement, the politics of non-separation, of being connected organically. In this sense she was no stranger to the thought of spending some time in prison, as she has seen many of her friends do throughout the years. (...)
      In retrospect, and although it was not Yifat’s intention, the court’s decision gave good service to the struggle which she acted to support. As the eyes of the world turn to Ahed Tamimi, a girl imprisoned for slapping a soldier, Yifat’s swift release supplied the utmost proof for the real reason behind Ahed’s arrest. Ahed, like thousands of other Palestinians, is under arrest for the worst crime in Israeli law books: that of being Arab.

      Yifat is frustrated by the fact that not only the courts but other well-meaning folk relate to her as that “Jewish Israeli activist”. “If what they want is to label us according to sectors and not based on our humanity, they might as well write that a woman protested on behalf of another woman, her friend”, she says. “That would be much more relevant to the case at hand.”

      “The differentiation made by the police and the court system classifying us as Jews and Arabs and treating us accordingly is not only part and parcel of its apartheid regime but also serves to strengthen and maintain the status quo”, she explains. Judaism to her is a religion and as she is not religious, she finds the description irrelevant. She does not define herself as Israeli either, at most, she can be described as a blue ID holder (as opposed to the green ID issued to Palestinians in the West Bank by Israel, which is a symbol of their rights deprived). Her message is the steadfast resistance of all those fighting for freedom and justice in taking apart the divisions forced on us by government.

  • An Israeli and a Palestinian slap a soldier. Guess who’s still in prison? +972 Magazine | By Edo Konrad |Published March 25, 2018

    Minutes before an Israeli military judge signed off on Ahed Tamimi’s plea deal last week, something unexpected happened inside Israel’s Ofer Military Court. A Jewish Israeli activist rose from the back benches, approached the military prosecutor, slapped him across the face, and yelled, “who are you to judge her?”

    If ever there were an apt example of the glaring disparities between the way Israel’s justice system treats its own citizens versus its Palestinian subjects, it was on full display for the world to see in Ofer Military Court that evening.

    Ahed, the 17-year-old Palestinian girl from Nabi Saleh whom Israel arrested for slapping one of its soldiers across the face late last year, had spent the previous three months in prison — repeatedly denied bail by military judges who deemed her a danger to public security. An Israeli Jew would have been released within days, and an Israeli minor within hours, activists argued.

    Now we can say with no uncertainty that they are correct.

    It was at the end of the sentencing hearing for Nariman Tamimi, Ahed’s mother who was arrested alongside her, that Israeli activist Yifat Doron stood up and slapped the uniformed military prosecutor — a soldier. Just like Ahed did.

    She was was quickly arrested.

    The next day, police brought Doron before a civilian judge in a civilian court and asked that she be remanded to custody for another five days, arguing that they needed more time to finish the investigation.

    Doron, who insisted on representing herself, told the judge that she was not opposed to remaining in jail and that she actually agrees with the police. “Anyone who does not toe the line with your apartheid regime or dares to think in an independent manner does indeed constitute a threat to the police,” she told the court.

    The judge disagreed. He ordered Doron released. (...)

    For [ Yifat] Doron, the decision to slap the military prosecutor was primarily an act of solidarity. “Nariman is one of my best friends,” she told +972 Magazine by phone a few days after her release. “She is one of the bravest people I know. For me, she symbolizes the suffering and injustice that people face under this regime. I did this to show that I support her.” (...)

  • Israël : Ahed Tamimi accepte de plaider coupable et écope de 8 mois de prison
    Par RFI Publié le 22-03-2018

    Jugée à huis clos par un tribunal militaire, Ahed Tamimi a été condamnée ce mercredi 21 mars au soir à 8 mois de prison. L’adolescente filmée en train de frapper et de donner des coups de pieds à des soldats israéliens est devenue l’icône de la cause palestinienne. La vidéo, tournée avec un smartphone le 15 décembre devant la maison de la jeune fille à Nabi Saleh, en Cisjordanie occupée, est devenue virale. (...)

    Les juges du tribunal militaire ont accepté un accord trouvé un peu plus tôt entre Ahed Tamimi et le procureur. L’adolescente a accepté de plaider coupable contre une peine raccourcie 8 mois de prison.

    Elle sera donc libre cet été, car la cour prend en compte le temps qu’elle a déjà passé en détention provisoire. Cette peine est assortie d’une amende de 5 000 shekels, soit environ 1 200 euros.

    Huit charges ont été abandonnées, Ahed Tamimi n’a plaidé que pour 4 sur les 12 charges retenues à l’origine contre elle, notamment agression, incitation et obstruction à la mission des soldats.

    • Ahed et Nariman Tamimi condamnées par l’occupant à huit mois de prison
      22 mars 2018

      Jaclynn Ashly – La jeune militante palestinienne avait été arrêtée après qu’une vidéo où on la voit gifler et frapper deux soldats israéliens soit devenue virale. Sa mère Nariman avait été également arrêtée.

      Ahed Tamimi et sa mère Nariman ont accepté de plaider coupable devant les procureurs de l’armée israélienne et devront rester huit mois en prison.

      L’adolescente de 17 ans a été arrêtée en décembre 2017 après qu’une vidéo où on la voit gifler et frapper deux soldats israéliens soit devenue virale.

      La sentence, prononcée mercredi lors d’une audience à huis clos devant le tribunal militaire israélien d’Ofer près de Ramallah, a conclu un procès qui a attiré l’attention du monde entier.

      Tamimi a accepté de plaider coupable pour quatre des 12 accusations initialement portées contre elle, selon Gaby Lasky, l’avocate de l’adolescente.

  • A propos du travailleur social palestinien (ancien secrétaire général du Syndicat Palestinien des Psychologues et Travailleurs Sociaux) #Munther_Amira :

    Israël : quand manifester pacifiquement est un crime
    Amnesty International, le 19 février 2018

    Le 27 décembre 2017, Munher Amira participe à une manifestation appelant à la libération des militants Ahed et Nariman Tamimi. Il est alors arrêté par des soldats israéliens et 13 chefs d’inculpation sont retenus contre lui, tous en lien avec la participation pacifique à des rassemblements.

    Pétition (de la Fédération Internationale des Travailleurs Sociaux – Commission des Droits de l’Homme) : Libération sans conditions du travailleur social palestinien Munther Amira !

    Unconditional Release of Palestinian Social Worker Munther Amira

    #Palestine #criminalisation_des_militants #prison #injustice

  • ☆☆ Call for a Global Day of Action 18.02.2018 ☆☆
    Free the Tamimis Campaign calls on allies, comrades and supporters around the world to protest the ongoing incarceration and systematic targeting of members of the Tamimi family and the village of Nabi Saleh.
    ? What can you do on the 18th of February?
    ■ Organize marches and sit-ins in front of the Israeli embassies and consulates.
    ■ Organize vigils in your towns, neighborhoods, and streets.
    ■ Call and email your political representatives and demand they take action.
    ■ Take it to social media and use #FreeTheTamimis

    ➡ For inquiries and support to plan your action, please contact:
    Thank you for your support! Free the Tamimis Campaign.

    On Tuesday the 19th of December 2017, 17 year old Ahed Tamimi was arrested from her family home in Nabi Saleh by the Israeli army under the cover of darkness. Ahed is one of over 300 Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. Her mother, Nariman Tamimi was arrested later on the same day when she went to inquire about her daughter. On Thursday the 11th of January 2018, Mohammad Tamimi, Ahed’s cousin, was arrested from his home in Nabi Saleh. 11 days later, his brother Osama was also arrested on his way home from work. All of them remain incarcerated and have been subjected to sleep deprivation, emotional abuse and inhumane interrogation.

    The Tamimi family and the village of Nabi Saleh are targets of a political campaign that aims to crush their resistance to the Israeli settler colonial regime. The Free the Tamimis Campaign calls on Palestine’s allies, comrades and supporters around the world to take action and demand the release of Ahed, Nariman, Mohammad and Osama, as well as all Palestinian prisoners.

  • L’UE « #profondément_préoccupée » par l’arrestation par Israël de mineurs palestiniens à la suite de la détention d’Ahed Tamimi

    EU ’deeply concerned’ over Israel’s arrest of Palestinian minors in wake of Ahed Tamimi detention
    Noa Landau Jan 14, 2018 3:24 AM
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    European Union representatives in the West Bank and in Gaza released on Friday a statement in which they expressed their “deep concern” over the arrests of Palestinian minors.

    They highlighted in particular three recent and high-profile instances: the arrests of Ahed Tamimi and Fawzi Muhammad al-Juneidi (the sixteen-year-old Palestinian teen whose arrest in which he was circled by soldiers in Hebron was caught on video) and the shooting that resulted in the death of seventeen-year-old Musaab al-Tamimi (a relative of Ahed).

    The case of Ahed Tamimi drew attention and criticism after the sixteen-year-old Palestinian activist was detained. Her December arrest happened after she slapped an Israeli soldier, and she was later indicted on five counts of assaulting security forces and for throwing stones by the Israeli army’s military prosecutor. Her mother, Nariman Tamimi, was charged for incitement on social media and for assault.

    In their statement, the European Union Representative and Head of Mission in Jerusalem and in Ramallah assessed that some 300 Palestinian minors are currently behind held in detention by Israel.

    The representatives reminded in their statement of the importance of defending the rights of children, especially during arrest, and called on Israeli authorities to “respond proportionately to protests, and open investigations following fatalities, in particular when involving a minor.”

    “The European Union and EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah continue to promote and protect the rights of the child. And we call on Israel to act accordingly, as the occupying power and duty bearer,” the statement went on to say.

  • ’I’m not sorry’: Nur Tamimi explains why she slapped an Israeli soldier
    By Gideon Levy and Alex Levac | Jan. 12, 2018 | 9:59 AM

    A not-unexpected guest arrived at Nur Tamimi’s house last weekend: Mohammed Tamimi, the 15-year-old cousin and neighbor, who was shot in the head. He came over to congratulate Nur on her release on bail from an Israeli prison. She was delighted to see him standing there, despite his serious head wound. Last week, when we visited Mohammed, he hadn’t yet been told that Nur, 21, and their 16-year-old cousin Ahed, had been detained. Nor did he know that it was the bullet fired into his head from short range that had prompted the two cousins to go outside and attack two trespassing soldiers.

    Now, at home, surrounded by television cameras, Nur confirms that the assault on the two soldiers was partly motivated by the fact that they invaded Ahed’s yard on December 15 – but the main reason was that they had just then read on Facebook that Mohammed had suffered an apparently mortal wound. He was shot a few dozen meters from Nur’s home. Ahed’s home is also a few steps away – all of the cousins live close to the entrance of the village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah.

    Ahed and her mother, Nariman, have now been in prison for three weeks, Mohammed is recovering from his wound and Nur is back home after 16 days in detention – an ordeal she would never have had to endure if she weren’t a Palestinian. Nur was involved in the incident with the soldiers, but the video of it shows clearly that she was far less aggressive than Ahed: She barely touched the soldiers.

    Monday evening in Nabi Saleh. A personable, bespectacled young woman in skinny pants and a jacket strides in confidently, apologizes for being late and is not taken aback by the battery of cameras awaiting her in her parents’ living room. Since being released she has been interviewed nonstop by the world’s media. She’s less iconic than Ahed, but she’s free.

    Nur, who is now awaiting trial, has just come back from Al-Quds University, the school she attends outside Jerusalem – she’s a second-year journalism student – where she had gone to explain her absence from a recent exam. Reason: prior commitments in the Sharon Prison. But she was late getting home, and her parents, Bushra and Naji, were worried. She wasn’t answering her phone.

    In fact, people here seemed to be more upset by her lateness than they had been by her arrest. Her parents and siblings have plenty of experience with Israeli lockups. This is the village of civil revolt, Nabi Saleh, and this is the Tamimi family. They’re used to being taken into custody. While we waited for Nur, her father told us about the family.

    Naji is 55 and speaks Hebrew quite well, having picked up the language in the 1980s when he worked in Israel polishing floor tiles. You have to spend time with Naji and Bushra – and also Ahed’s parents, Bassem and Nariman – to grasp how degrading, inflammatory and ignorant the Israeli right-wing propaganda is that has labeled these impressive people a “family of murderers.”

    Naji works in the Palestinian Authority’s Coordination and Liaison Office, but stresses that has no direct contact with Israelis. A pleasant, sociable individual and a veteran member of Fatah, he’s the father of three daughters and two sons. The text on the newly coined poster above his head in the spacious living room states: “No one will turn off the light [nur, in Arabic]. #FreeNur.”

    Naji is an uncle of Nariman and a cousin of Bassem – Ahed’s parents. The two families are very close; the children grew up in these adjacent houses.

    Nur had never been arrested, but her father spent five years in Israeli jails. He was brought to trial four times for various offenses, most of them minor or political in nature. Naji’s brother was killed in 1973, in an Israel Air Force attack on Tripoli, in Lebanon, and the dead brother’s son spent more than 20 years in Israeli prisons. Bushra has been arrested three times for short periods. Their son Anan has been arrested four times, including one seven-month stint in prison.

    About half a year ago, the regular demonstrations in Nabi Saleh protesting both the taking of land for the building of the settlement of Halamish and the plundering of a local spring plundered by settlers, when the army started to use live fire to disperse them. This is a small village, of 500 or 600 residents who weren’t able to cope with the resulting injuries and, in a few cases, fatalities. But U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech last month about Jerusalem reignited the protest.

    A few days ago, a young villager, Abdel Karim Ayyub, was arrested (for unknown reasons), and has been in the Shin Bet security service’s interrogations facility in Petah Tikva since. The locals are certain that in the wake of his detention, there will be another large-scale army raid and extensive arrests.

    On that Friday, December 15, Nur and Ahed were going back and forth between their two houses as usual. They were at Ahed’s house in the afternoon when they heard that Mohammed had been shot. In the yard, an officer and a soldier were, she recounts, acting as if this were their own house. These daily incursions drive the villagers crazy. It’s not just the brazen invasion of privacy, it’s also the fact that sometimes local young people throw stones at the soldiers. Sometimes, the stones hit the houses, and sometimes the soldiers open fire from the yards of the homes. “We aren’t going to accept a situation in which our homes become Israeli army posts,” says Naji.

    His daughter holds the same opinion. She and Ahed, distraught at the news of Mohammed’s shooting, went out that day and started to taunt the two soldiers, so they would leave. According to Naji, the incident was quite routine and none of the soldiers got upset over it. He’s also convinced that the soldiers reacted with such restraint because they realized the scene was being filmed.

    “This is only a small part of the overall picture,” he explains. “For the soldiers it was also something completely ordinary. They didn’t think they were in danger, either.”

    Nur then went home and barely mentioned the incident; both for her and Ahed, it was indeed routine. Before dawn on Tuesday, four days after the incident and two days after the video clip had been posted online and stirred members of the Israeli right to assail the soldiers’ passivity – the army arrested Ahed. This took place in the dead of night and involved a large force; that’s the usual MO for arrests, even of minors such as Ahed. Twenty-four hours later, also at 3:30 A.M., the troops raided Nur’s house. Nariman was arrested when she arrived at the police station that day, for her involvement in the assault on the soldiers.

    In the case of Nur, the soldiers burst into the house, went upstairs and demanded to see the IDs of all the sisters. Naji says that, once Ahed had been arrested, the family knew the soldiers would come for Nur, too. No one, including Nur, was afraid; no one tried to resist. About 15 soldiers entered the house, and seven or eight vehicles waited outside. Nur got dressed, was handcuffed and went out into the cold, dark night.

    “It’s impossible to stand up to the army,” Naji says now, “and because this was Nur’s first time, we didn’t want violence.” In the jeep, she was blindfolded. She got no sleep for the next 22 hours, between the interrogations and the brusque transfers between detention facilities and interrogation rooms.

    Two days later, soldiers again came to the family’s home, to carry out a search. They took nothing. Of this procedure, too, Naji says drily, “We’re used to it.” Meanwhile, in Ahed’s house, all the computers and cellular phones had been confiscated.

    Two days after Nur’s arrest, her parents saw her in the military court in Ofer Prison, near Ramallah. She looked resilient, in terms of her state of mind, but physically exhausted, they say.

    Ahed is in the minors’ section of Sharon Prison, in the center of the country; Nur was held in the wing for female security prisoners, where Nariman is, too. The three of them sometimes met in the courtyard during exercise periods.

    Nur says she was appalled by her first encounter with an Israeli prison. The fates of the other prisoners – the suffering they endure and the physical conditions – are giving her sleepless nights. She now wants to serve as the voice for female Palestinian prisoners. She’s a bit tense and inhibited during our conversation, maybe because of the language (she doesn’t speak Hebrew, and her English is limited), maybe because we’re Israelis. What she found hardest, she tells us, was being deprived of sleep during all the interrogations, which went on for 22 hours straight, during which she wasn’t permitted to close her eyes. The aim of her captors, she says, was to pressure her to confess and to name village activists.

    What did you want to achieve in the attack on the soldiers?

    “We want to drive them out.”

    Were you surprised that they didn’t react?

    “There was something strange about their behavior. Something suspicious. They put on an act for the camera.”

    Did you deserve to be punished?

    “No, and I’m not sorry for what I did. They invaded our home. This is our home, not theirs.”

    Would you do it again?

    “I will react in the same way if they behave like that – if they invade the house and hurt my family.”

    Ahed is strong, her cousin says. She knows she’s become a heroine from the Palestinian television broadcasts she sees in prison. Dozens of songs have already been written about her, says Nur, adding that it’s not because of Ahed that she is so upset now – what appalls Nur most is the lot of the other prisoners, above all the condition of Israa Jaabis, whose car, according to the record of her conviction, caught fire during an attempted terrorist attack in 2015, when she was 31. Jaabis was sentenced to 11 years prison, and suffers terribly from her burns, especially at night, according to Nur.

    Other than the mission she has undertaken of speaking out for the prisoners, the arrest did not change her life, Nur says. She was released by the military appeals court last Thursday, pending trial, on four relatively lenient conditions, despite the prosecution’s insistence to the contrary. The judge ordered her to be freed that same day, and the prison authorities complied, but held off until just before midnight, as though in spite. Her father waited for her at the Jabara checkpoint. It was the eve of the huge storm that lashed the country, and the two hurried home.

    No celebration awaited them there. Nur is still awaiting trial on assault charges, and last week, in the neighboring village of Deir Nizam, most of whose population is related to the Tamimi family, a 16-year-old boy was killed. During the funeral a friend of the victim was shot in the head and critically wounded.

    This is not a time for celebrations.

    #Nabi_Saleh #Tamimi

    • « Je ne regrette pas » : Nour Tamimi explique pourquoi elle a giflé un soldat israélien
      Gideon Levy | Publié le 12/1/2017 sur Haaretz
      Traduction : Jean-Marie Flémal et Alex Levac

      Nour Tamimi est sortie de prison après avoir été arrêtée en compagnie de sa cousine, Ahed, qui avait giflé des soldats israéliens – lesquels avaient abattu leur cousin Mohammed. « Si la même chose devait se reproduire », explique Nour aujourd’hui, « elle réagirait de la même façon. »

      Un hôte inattendu est arrivé au domicile de Nour Tamimi, le week-end dernier : Mohammed Tamimi, le cousin et voisin de 15 ans, qui avait reçu une balle dans la tête. Il est venu pour féliciter Nour de sa libération sous caution d’une prison israélienne. Elle était contente de le voir là, en dépit de sa grave blessure à la tête. La semaine dernière, lorsque nous avions rendu visite à Mohammed, on ne lui avait pas dit que Nour, 21 ans, et leur cousine Ahed, 16 ans, avaient été arrêtées. Il ne savait pas non plus que c’était la balle qu’on lui avait tirée dans la tête à très courte distance qui avait incité les deux cousines à sortir et à s’en prendre à deux soldats qui violaient leur propriété. (...)

  • » Mohammed Tamimi, 19, Seized by Occupation Forces as Global Solidarity Escalates (VIDEO)
    IMEMC News | January 12, 2018 7:06 PM

    The ongoing Israeli harassment and targeted oppression of the Tamimi family, organizers in the anti-colonial land defense and popular resistance in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, continued in the pre-dawn hours of 11 January. While 16-year-old activist Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman remain in Israeli prison, facing a series of charges before an Israeli military court, Israeli occupation forces raided the family home of Manal and Bilal Tamimi, seizing their 19-year-old son Mohammed. Manal, Mohammed’s mother, was released one week ago after nearly a week in Israeli prison.

    #Nabi_Saleh #Tamimi

  • Ahed is only 16, and no father is prouder of his daughter than me -

    Ahed Tamimi’s father: I’m proud of my daughter. She is a freedom fighter who, in the coming years, will lead the resistance to Israeli rule

    Bassem Tamimi Dec 29, 2017
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    This night too, like all the nights since dozens of soldiers raided our home in the middle of the night, my wife Nariman, my 16-year-old daughter Ahed and Ahed’s cousin Nur will spend behind bars. Although it is Ahed’s first arrest, she is no stranger to your prisons. My daughter has spent her whole life under the heavy shadow of the Israeli prison — from my lengthy incarcerations throughout her childhood, to the repeated arrests of her mother, brother and friends, to the covert-overt threat implied by your soldiers’ ongoing presence in our lives. So her own arrest was just a matter of time. An inevitable tragedy waiting to happen.
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    Several months ago, on a trip to South Africa, we screened for an audience a video documenting the struggle of our village, Nabi Saleh, against Israel’s forced rule. When the lights came back on, Ahed stood up to thank the people for their support. When she noticed that some of the audience members had tears in their eyes, she said to them: “We may be victims of the Israeli regime, but we are just as proud of our choice to fight for our cause, despite the known cost. We knew where this path would lead us, but our identity, as a people and as individuals, is planted in the struggle, and draws its inspiration from there. Beyond the suffering and daily oppression of the prisoners, the wounded and the killed, we also know the tremendous power that comes from belonging to a resistance movement; the dedication, the love, the small sublime moments that come from the choice to shatter the invisible walls of passivity.
    “I don’t want to be perceived as a victim, and I won’t give their actions the power to define who I am and what I’ll be. I choose to decide for myself how you will see me. We don’t want you to support us because of some photogenic tears, but because we chose the struggle and our struggle is just. This is the only way that we’ll be able to stop crying one day.”
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    Months after that event in South Africa, when she challenged the soldiers, who were armed from head to toe, it wasn’t sudden anger at the grave wounding of 15-year-old Mohammed Tamimi not long before that, just meters away, that motivated her. Nor was it the provocation of those soldiers entering our home. No. These soldiers, or others who are identical in their action and their role, have been unwanted and uninvited guests in our home ever since Ahed was born. No. She stood there before them because this is our way, because freedom isn’t given as charity, and because despite the heavy price, we are ready to pay it.

    My daughter is just 16 years old. In another world, in your world, her life would look completely different. In our world, Ahed is a representative of a new generation of our people, of young freedom fighters. This generation has to wage its struggle on two fronts. On the one hand, they have the duty, of course, to keep on challenging and fighting the Israeli colonialism into which they were born, until the day it collapses. On the other hand, they have to boldly face the political stagnation and degeneration that has spread among us. They have to become the living artery that will revive our revolution and bring it back from the death entailed in a growing culture of passivity that has arisen from decades of political inactivity.
    Ahed is one of many young women who in the coming years will lead the resistance to Israeli rule. She is not interested in the spotlight currently being aimed at her due to her arrest, but in genuine change. She is not the product of one of the old parties or movements, and in her actions she is sending a message: In order to survive, we must candidly face our weaknesses and vanquish our fears.
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    In this situation, the greatest duty of me and my generation is to support her and to make way; to restrain ourselves and not to try to corrupt and imprison this young generation in the old culture and ideologies in which we grew up.
    Ahed, no parent in the world yearns to see his daughter spending her days in a detention cell. However, Ahed, no one could be prouder than I am of you. You and your generation are courageous enough, at last, to win. Your actions and courage fill me with awe and bring tears to my eyes. But in accordance with your request, these are not tears of sadness or regret, but rather tears of struggle.
    Bassem Tamimi is a Palestinian activist.

  • Popular Struggle Coordination Committee

    28 December 2017
    Press release

    Detention of Manal Tamimi and Jamil Barghouti follows the arrest of Popular Struggle Coordination Committee(PSCC) Coordinator Munther Amira 48 years, and Ahed Tamimi 16 years, her mother Nariman and her cousin Nour by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank today.
    Manal Tamimi from Nabi Saleh village and Jamil Barghouti from Deir Abu Mash’l village, prominent non-violent activists, have been arrested by Israeli soldiers in front of Ofer detention center during a demonstration at the same time as Ahed’s court hearing.
    The popular committees and Palestinian women called for this demonstration as a response to the arrest of children and the assault of women since Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017. In addition to the arrest of Manal and Jamil, the Israeli soldiers repressed this non-violent demonstration by throwing tear gas canisters and rubber-coated bullets on the protestors. The demonstration is one of dozens of peaceful demonstrations organized by Palestinians and repressed by the Israeli occupation violently since more than 3 weeks against Trump’s announcement to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem.
    The Israeli occupation has been escalating its systematic intimidation of Palestinians since Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on the 6th of December 2017.
    Since the statement, 15 Palestinians were killed, including Ibrahim Abu Thoria. Moreover, they continue to escalate their wave of arrests. As of Wednesday morning, the coordinator of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, Munther Amira, 48, has been arrested by the Israeli occupation forces while participating in a demonstration at the northern entrance of Bethlehem city.
    The Israeli occupation has been perpetually violating the rights of the Palestinians as well as contravening various international laws.
    The number of Palestinians arrested by Israeli forces since Trump has risen to 610, including 170 children and 12 women. There are at least 6,831 Palestinians that were already being held in Israeli prisons and the latest arrests bring the total number of Palestinian prisoners to 7,443.
    Palestinians are resisting the US announcement and Israeli occupation through popular unarmed resistance, including protests and different forms of nonviolent resistance to raise their voice to the world and to implement pressure on the Israeli occupation and the US Administration to withdraw the decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and the recognition of the occupied city as the capital of Israel.

    It is evident that Israeli occupation forces have been employing excessive force against the demonstrators in a way of pushing Palestinians to violence in order to further kill, incarcerate and harrass Palestinians.
    Palestinians continue to showcase their commitment to popular unarmed resistance especially in the last four weeks, as they against the Trump announcement.
    The popular committees in the occupied Palestine call upon the international community and international organizations to intervene in order protect the basic rights of the Palestinian people. In addition we call on our people to continue organizing in order to reach mass mobilization and put an end to the Israeli occupation.
    We also call upon the international community to organize demonstrations, and to take serious actions to support the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (#BDS) campaign against Israel, and to place pressure on their governments as to take actions towards the Israeli government and settlers’ violations of human rights.
    Meanwhile, Palestinian children, men, youth and women are all united in resisting the occupation, risking their lives in face to face encounters with the occupation army, demonstrating in Gaza city, Jerusalem, Haifa, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Yaffa, and Hebron. We stand united across the different cities. As long as the occupation continues, we will keep resisting for a life of freedom, justice and dignity.

  • L’occupant s’acharne sur Ahed et Nariman Tamimi | Chronique de Palestine
    Jaclynn Ashly | 26 décembre 2017 – Al-Jazeera – Traduction : Chronique de Palestine

    Pour la deuxième fois en moins d’une semaine, les détentions des femmes Tamimi ont été prolongées de quatre jours, la police de l’occupant poursuivant une enquête sur une affaire qui a attiré l’attention du monde entier.

    Bassem a déclaré à Al Jazeera que les audiences du tribunal, qui se sont déroulées au centre de détention israélien d’Ofer à Ramallah, ont duré plus de six heures lundi.

    « Ahed avait l’air si fatiguée », a-t-il dit, parlant de sa fille de 16 ans emprisonnée, et il a exprimé son inquiétude concernant son traitement dans la prison israélienne.

    Trois policiers israéliens se sont tenus devant Bassem pendant toute la procédure judiciaire, empêchant Bassem de voir sa fille Ahed.

    « Je n’avais même pas le droit de la voir », a-t-il dit. Bassem a essayé de parler à sa fille, désireux d’entendre sa voix familière qui aurait pu l’assurer qu’elle gardait la force pour laquelle l’adolescent est devenue célèbre.

    Cependant, « chaque fois que j’essayais de lui parler, les policiers israéliens me disaient de me taire et menaçaient de me chasser du tribunal », a-t-il raconté.

    « Ils veulent juste nous montrer qu’Israël contrôle tout. » (...)

  • Appel à action : Libérez Ahed Tamimi !

    Nouvelle mise à jour : Bassem Tamimi a été placé en détention puis relâché par les forces israéliennes aujourd’hui, 20 décembre, alors qu’il assistait à l’audience, au tribunal militaire d’Ofer, pour sa fille Ahed dont la détention a été prolongée au moins jusqu’à lundi. Durant la nuit, lors de raids violents, les forces d’occupation ont appréhendé une cousine de la famille, et une militante de premier plan, Nour Tamimi, 21 ans, dans sa maison familiale à Nabi Saleh. Cela veut dire qu’Ahed et deux membres de sa famille, Nariman et Bassem – tous deux étant à la tête de la défense de la terre à Nabi Saleh – sont actuellement détenus par les forces d’occupation israéliennes. Mise à jour : la mère d’Ahed, Nariman Tamimi a été arrêtée au moment qu’elle est allée prendre des nouvelles de sa fille ! Ahed Tamimi a été (...)

    #Racisme #Répression #antifascisme #anti-repression #Racisme,Répression,antifascisme,anti-repression

  • Israeli forces detain cousin of Ahed Tamimi, extend detention of Ahed and her mother
    Dec. 20, 2017 1:53 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 20, 2017 1:53 P.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces detained the cousin of Palestinian teenage actvist Ahed al-Tamimi during predawn raids on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank.

    Locals in the central West Bank village of Nabi Saleh told Ma’an that Israeli forces detained 21-year-old Nour Naji al-Tamimi, the cousin of 17-year-old Ahed al-Tamimi who was detained from her home by Israeli soldiers on Tuesday morning after a video went viral of her slapping an armed Israeli officer during a raid on Nabi Saleh.

    Nour, who appeared in the video next to Ahed as the two attempted to push the soldiers out of their property, was reportedly arrested for reasons relating to the video.

    Ahed’s mother, Nariman, was also detained on Tuesday after she went to an Israeli police station allegedly in search of information about her daughter’s whereabouts. According to Arabic media, both Ahed and Nariman’s detentions were extended.

  • The Palestinian Family That Fought a Soldier to Save Their Son - Diplomacy and Defense - Haaretz - Amira Hass - Sep 03, 2015

    On Sunday afternoon Nariman Tamimi repeated her answer for probably the thousandth time, telling yet another journalist that she had done the natural thing when on August 28 she ran to rescue her 12-year-old son Mohammad from the grip of an Israel Defense Forces soldier at the demonstration in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. To say she “ran” is an exaggeration, as she was hobbling on crutches.

    On November 21 of last year, an IDF soldier shot her, wounding her left shin as she was filming soldiers dispersing the weekly demonstration in the village. That same demonstration marked the second anniversary of the death of her brother, Rushdie, whom an IDF soldier shot in the back and killed. An IDF investigation found that on that day the soldiers had fired about 80 bullets, with no justification, to disperse a protest in the village.

    When Nariman heard her son’s screams and began limping towards him as fast as she could between the boulders and the thistles, she was thinking about one thing only: What would happen to his broken arm? Last Wednesday, military jeeps drove into the village. Youngsters threw stones at them in protest, the soldiers fired tear gas and people, among them Mohammad who was shopping at the grocery store, fled the gas. He tripped, breaking his left arm.

    Nonetheless, Nariman felt sad for the soldier. “He is a victim of the policy; he himself is a child,” she observed, “but he should ask himself why he is being sent to our home to harm us.”

    Bassem, who saw the other soldiers far from their comrade, became afraid that some of the Palestinian youngsters would get closer, the soldier would try to shoot them, someone would get hurt and the youngsters would try to take revenge on the soldier. “I was caught up in the tension between concern for my son and for what was liable to happen,” he said. He shouted to an officer who was standing 70 or 80 meters away to come. “I shouted in Hebrew, in English, in Arabic. If I knew any other language I would have shouted in that too.” The officer came and held the soldier who was sprawled on the ground. When he stood up, the soldier kicked the women and the girl, hit Bassem with his rifle butt and threw a stun grenade.

  • Un journaliste a été témoin :

    Et ce qu’en dit la charmante ministre israélienne de la culture : elle regrette que les soldats n’aient pas tiré sur ces femmes qui essayaient de protéger cet enfant :

    Israeli minister says soldiers should have fired on unarmed women protesters in occupied West Bank

    #Israël #crime-de-guerre #enfant #femme #Palestine

  • Palestinian Women, Children Stop IDF Soldier Detaining a Minor - Diplomacy and Defense - Haaretz

    L’armée israélienne en concurrence avec #Gorafi:

    According to the army, the youth was throwing stones at the troops, who did not realize he was a minor.

    #mineurs #Palestine #Israël #impunité #Israel

  • The Month in Pictures : June 2013 | The Electronic Intifada

    Israeli border policemen arrest Nariman Tamimi during the weekly protest against the Israeli occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, 28 June.
    (Oren Ziv / ActiveStills)

  • Jewish youths allegedly attack Arab man in Tel Aviv Israel News |


    A 40-year-old Jaffa resident was allegedly attacked early Sunday morning in Tel Aviv by Jewish youths and sustained serious wounds to his head. The attack, which occurred on Herbert Samuel Street around 4:00 A.M. after the victim, Hassan Ausruf, 40, had gone out to work. Ausruf operates a street-cleaning vehicle for contractor cleaning company. When Ausruf stopped his vehicle to fill its water tank, a group of youths assaulted him.

    Ausruf’s wife, Nariman, told Haaretz that a group of about 15 people started to bully and attack Hassan without provocation. “He asked them why they were attacking him and they told him with utmost chutzpah ’because you’re Arab,’” Nariman told Haaretz. “They attacked him with whatever they could get their hands on, bottles and shards of glass and they inflicted serious wounds to his head and in one of his eyes.” She added, “At some point he managed to escape with his entire face covered in blood and reached a friend where he collapsed.”

    #racism #racisme

  • Palestine : la leçon des enfants de Bassem et Nariman Tamimi à Mahmoud Abbas…

    Bassem et Nariman Tamimi ont des enfants aussi tenaces et courageux. Après l’enlèvement hier de leur frère, l’enfant Waad Tamimi, les filles Tamimi ont donné une leçon de courage et de résistance non seulement à la meute de soldats sionistes qui les encerclaient mais aussi et surtout au servile Mahmoud Abbas et ses pantins collaborateurs

    Ému, j’ai écouté les filles Tamimi s’insurger contre les soldats : « vous vous croyez supérieurs avec votre bouclier… avec vos armes… on n’a pas peur… si vous arrachez un olivier, nous planterons cent oliviers ».

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