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General News    H3'ed 7/31/18

Ahed Tamimi: 'I am a freedom fighter. I will not be the victim'

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The teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has said she used her 8 months in prison as an opportunity to study international law and hopes to one day lead cases against Israel in international courts. “I’m not the victim of the occupation,” Ahed said. “The Jew or the settler child who carries a rifle at the age of 15, they are the victims of the occupation. For me, I am capable of distinguishing between right and wrong. But not him. His view is clouded. His heart is filled with hatred and scorn against the Palestinians. He is the victim, not me.” The Tamimi family say their daughter has been offered scholarships to study at a university abroad but that she is still deciding.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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