Taylor Morley

Israel Victim Blames 16-Year-Old Ahed Tamimi

It’s been called the “slap heard around the world.” For wielding a bare-handed slap, Israeli soldiers ripped 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi out of her bed in the middle of the night, threw her into the back of a military jeep and locked her up in a prison isolation cell. Yesterday, the Israeli military court, notorious for its 99.7 percent conviction rate, indicted Ahed on 12 charges.

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Why Is the State of Israel So Afraid of 16-Year-Old Ahed Tamimi?

Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi was back in court Thursday, with the judge ruling for the third time that her detention is extended, this time for another five days. Over the past week and a half, Ahed has been shuffled between numerous Israeli prisons and police stations. She has been held in cold isolation cells with cameras pointed at her 24 hours a day. Repeatedly, without a parent or lawyer present, they have attempted to interrogate her. The reasoning for the judge’s rulings to extend her detention is that she “poses a risk” to the military and the Israeli government's case against her.

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