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Summer of Victories 2019


Palestinian Girl Who Slapped ‘Israeli’ Soldier Ordered Detained for 6 More Days

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The detention of 16-year-old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi who was filmed slapping ‘Israeli' occupation soldiers in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh was extended for six additional days on Wednesday.

Ahed Tamimi

In further details, Judge Lidor Drachman of the Judea region Juvenile Military Court claimed that while Tamimi did not pose any danger, concern that the teen would try and obstruct the investigation justified keeping her locked up until next Monday.

"Despite the provocative and outrageous behavior of the suspect, given the limited risk she poses in addition to her young age, I was prepared to release her into an alternative detention," wrote Drachman.

Also on Wednesday, Tamimi's father, Bassem, received a document summoning him for questioning regarding his daughter's investigation.

He later told Hadashot news that he was proud of his daughter's actions. Dismissing the notion that Ahed had provoked the soldiers, the elder Tamimi argued that the occupation forces had no right to encroach onto their property in the first place.

"It is our duty to raise our children to be freedom fighters. She believes in what she is doing and will continue doing so until we end the occupation of our land," he added.

Tamimi and two other teenage girls filmed themselves hitting the soldiers, yelling at them and - at one point - slapping one of them across the face.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, ‘Israeli' occupation forces arrested the 16-year-old at her home in Nabi Saleh for her heroic role in Friday's incident.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team