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Death threats for Ahed Tamimi, Activist Teen

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Residents in teen activist Ahed Tamimi's hometown awoke to menacing graffiti, including “Death penalty for Ahed Tamimi,” “There’s no room in Israel for the Tamimi family.” Tamimi’s father Bassem told The Times of Israel that the vandalism was “part of an effort by the occupation to get Palestinians to leave their homes,” adding that “such actions by settlers will not succeed.” The Palestinian teen, who was arrested by Israeli forces last month after a video of her slapping and shoving IDF soldiers went viral, is slated to have her military court trial begin next Tuesday after considerable delay. Tamimi was arrested after slapping a soldier who had just shot her 15-year-old cousin in the head.

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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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