Israeli forces on Tuesday detained a 16-year-old Palestinian girl during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank.
Ahed al-Tamimi was taken into custody after Israeli forces raided her home in Nabi Saleh village in the northern West Bank, her father said.
“A large Israeli force raided our house at dawn and arrested Ahed while she was sleeping in her bed,” Basem al-Tamimi told Anadolu Agency.
“Israeli forces have beaten everyone at the house before searching it and confiscating all computers and cameras,” he said.
“My daughter was handcuffed and taken into an unknown destination,” Basem said.
The Israeli army said in a statement the Palestinian girl was arrested for participating in “violent riots” in her village.
“She was arrested on suspicion of attacking Israeli soldiers during the riots,” it said.
According to Haaretz, other women are seen in the clip, including one filming the incident, who also attacks the soldiers later. The soldiers did not respond to the attacks by Tamimi and others.
אזהרה! אם אתם לא רוצים שיהרס לכם היום, אל תלחצו פליי.אני מבטיח לכם שאתם עומדים להיות בשוק. זה 3 דקות של השפלה חסרת תקדים בחיילי צה"ל. מעולם לא ראיתי אימפוטנציה ברמה כזאת. ככה נראה צבא מסורס. בחיים לא התפללתי לראות כת של נשק בפרצוף של אדם.הלוחם והקצין יכלו לפתור את הבעיה הזאת ב 80 שקל בגז פלפל מריקושט.מי שלא מזהה אלו הבנות של משפחת תמימי מנבי סאלח.Israel Police – משטרת ישראלאנחנו דורשים לעצור את משפחת תמימי במידי על תקיפה!
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Ahed visited South Africa a few months ago as a part of a group of Palestinian children for form part of the Israeli resistance. Travelling from city to city and conducting multiples interviews, Ahed and her cousin Jannah Jihad gave a first-account of the brutality of Israeli occupation.
In 2012, Ahed was awarded with “Hanzala Courage Award” by Başakşehir Municipality in Istanbul for challenging Israeli soldiers, who had arrested her brother.
At the time, then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (the current President of Turkey) and his wife had met the Palestinian girl.
Ahed’s father, mother and brothers had been repeatedly arrested by Israeli forces for their opposition to the decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories.
Tension has been high in the Palestinian territories since U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital earlier this month, triggering protests across the Arab and Muslim world.
According to Palestinian official figures, more than 6,400 Palestinians are currently held in detention facilities throughout Israel.[Source: Daily Sabah]