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Ahed Tamini's Letter to Vogue on Her Arrest, Jail Term, and Activism

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Vogue Arabia:  In a heartfelt letter, 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi tells the story of her arrest and 8 months in an Israeli prison – and the struggles she faces as a symbol of resistance. “I am a child of the Israeli occupation. It has always been there. My first real memory is of my father’s arrest in 2004 and visiting him in prison. At the time, I was 3 years old; he has since been arrested on two further occasions. Last year, when I was 16, I was arrested too, during a nighttime raid, for slapping a soldier who was standing in our yard. I was sentenced to eight months in an Israeli prison.

Originally printed in the October 2018 issue of Vogue Arabia

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