Ahed Tamimi



Ahed Tamimi is a young Palestinian activist born in Nabi Salih in the West Bank, who fights for the rights of her people. The Tamimi family has always been committed to pro-Palestinian activism, against the expansion of Israeli settlements and in favour of the release of Palestinian political prisoners. On 15 December 2017, at the age of 14, Ahed participated in a protest in her hometown that escalated when about two hundred demonstrators began throwing stones at Israeli soldiers. According to the Tamimi family, Ahed’s cousin, fifteen-year-old Mohammed, was shot in the head with a rubber bullet and, in response, Ahed and her mother began to slap and shove two soldiers outside their home. Arrested on 19 December 2017, on 24 March 2018, she received an eight-month prison sentence and a fine of 5000 Shekels (about 1200 €). Her determination has made Ahed Tamimi a symbol of Palestinian activism.

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