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Ahed Tamimi spends her 17th birthday in Israeli prison

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Ahed Tamimi imprisoned on her 17th birthday
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Israeli soldiers shot 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi's cousin in the face, shattering his skull. Shortly after, Ahed slapped an Israeli soldier who was trying to forcibly enter her home.

So they stormed into her house in the middle of the night and took her to a military prison, where she is being abused and traumatized.

Israeli writer Ben Caspit has publicly called for Ahed Tamini to be sexually assaulted while she is being imprisoned.

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Quotation from Israeli writer
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What you can do:

*You can send Ahed a message of support for her birthday, Jan, 31, 2018, via CODEPINK here: as well as read the inspiring messages of support which people around the world are writing to her. You can also download, print and post the card to: Ahed Tamimi, HaSharon Prison, Even Yehuda, P.O. Box 7, 40 330 Israel.

*CODEPINK has been actively demanding Ahed's release, sign their petition here.

*Tamimi's father and Avaaz are also demanding Ahed's release, sign their petition here.

ADDED FEB 1, 2018, 8:20 AM EST:

I just celebrated Ahed Tamimi's 17th birthday by empowering two refugee sewing moms in Palestine with Kiva loans. Both Sonia and Saeda live in the Gaza strip. They both supplement their family's income with sewing, and the loans will help each of them get a new sewing machine and materials for her work.

You can help Sonia here

You can help Saeda here.

Birthday card to Ahed Tamimi from CODEPINK
Birthday card to Ahed Tamimi from CODEPINK
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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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