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How Ahed Tamimi Became the Symbol of Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Oppression

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Ahed Tamimi at the role of women in the palestinian popular struggle conference
Ahed Tamimi at the role of women in the palestinian popular struggle conference
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As if anyone needed reminding, even on the day of her release from prison, Israeli authorities seemed to want to show Ahed Tamimi, her family, and supporters that they control Palestinian lives. Ahed and her mother, Nariman, were supposed to be freed on Sat. after serving an 8-month sentence in an Israeli military prison, but their release was postponed. On Sunday, their family was told that they would be freed at 7 a.m. at a military checkpoint in the northern West Bank, nearly 1.5 hour drive from their village. When the press, relatives and friends arrived, the military sent them to a different checkpoint, nearly 2 hours in the opposite direction. But they were turned back again. “They were playing cat and mouse; they were trying to break everyone,” Manal Tamimi said, “They don’t need to give any justification. They just do what they want.” More...

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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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