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Israel: Free the Tamimi women and Palestinian political prisoners

Saturday 20 January 2018, by siawi3


Israeli activists join Nabi Saleh rally: Free the Tamimi women and Palestinian political prisoners

This Saturday Jan 13 at 11 am in Nabi Saleh, Rally for freedom for the Tamimi family and all Palestinian political prisoners.

Please join the people of Nabi Saleh and other towns and villages for this important cause. For transportation from Tel Aviv please call Ilan 0544986460


Ahed Tamimi was detained by Israeli soldiers on Sunday, 19 December, 2017, during a pre-dawn raid on her family’s house.. Her arrest was filmed, and the video published by the IDF Spokesperson.

The media-oriented arrest took place after a video from the previous Friday (15.12.2017) produced a full-fledged media frenzy in Israel, evoking a heated and inflammatory discourse against the Tamimi family.

Ahed’s mother, Nariman Tamimi, was arrested several hours later on suspicion of incitement, merely for having allegedly broadcast the incident on Facebook. Nur Tamimi, Ahed’s 20-year-old cousin, was arrested the following day in another pre-dawn raid, on suspicion of participation in the incident.

The three have since all been served with inflated indictments. During the repeated remand hearings and appeals, The Tamimis’ legal defense team has presented overwhelming legal precedents in similar cases involving Israeli settlers in the West Bank, all of whom have been released on bail or without charge. Ahed and Nariman, however, currently remain under detention at HaSharon prison. Nur was released on bail on Thursday, 1 January , after two weeks of detention.

The Tamimi women, like all Palestinians in the West Bank, are subject to Israeli military law, and dealt with in military courts. Israeli human rights group B’Tselem referred to proceedings in these courts as a “façade of propriety” that “masks one of the most injurious apparatuses of the occupation” and stated that “military courts are not, an impartial, neutral arbitrator – nor can they be. They are firmly entrenched on one side of this unequal balance, and serve as one of the central systems maintaining Israel’s control over the Palestinian people”.

Israel upholds two separate and discriminatory legal systems in the West Bank: on one hand, military law for Palestinians, and by contrast, the much more lenient and liberal Israeli criminal judicial system for Israeli citizens, including settlers.

Since the year 2000, thousands of Palestinian children have been detained by Israel, in what amounts to a systematic policy, which, as the UN has highlighted, includes abuse and ill-treatment. Diplomatic involvement in such cases, including diplomatic monitoring of legal proceeding, have helped decrease the severity of Israeli abuses in the past.

Marwa Hanna Outreach and media Coordinator Coalition of Women for Peace +972506576760

Free Ahed Tamimi and all imprisoned Palestinian minors!

Please add your name to this open letter targeting all world leaders: "We demand that Ahed Tamimi and all Palestinian minors are released from Israeli prisons now.

The international community must put an end to the ill-treatment and detention of Palestinian children. Enough is enough.

To Ahed and all the children in Israeli jails: We stand by your side, and are holding you in our hearts. We will not give up until you are free. You are not alone."

More information:

Ahed Tamimi was dragged out of her bed in the night and arrested.

Ahed is a child, and like thousands of Palestinian children she could be humiliated and abused if we don’t get her out fast.

Ahed’s been on the frontline defending Palestine since she was 7 years old. Now Ahed needs us to stand up for her.

Add your name to free Ahed and all child prisoners, it will be delivered to leaders worldwide and to Ahed’s lawyer, to give to Ahed in prison to give her strength as she faces the Israeli military’s terrifying interrogation tactics.