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Palestianian girl Ahed Tamimi arrested for slapping Israeli soldiers, from Peter Myers

(1) Palestianian girl Ahed Tamimi arrested for slapping Israeli soldiers, after they shot her cousin(2) The Slap Heard Round The World - Brother Nathanael Kapner(3) Young Jews support Ahed Tamimi(1) Palestianian girl Ahed Tamimi arrested for slapping Israeli soldiers, after they shot her cousin taxpayers give Israel $10 million per day, which gives Americans the need to become informed on this issue and to speak out when we disagree with how our money is being used.At the end of the post you can order or download signs to display or carry in a demonstration or march.The facts about Ahed:Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi and her mother have been in an Israeli prison since December 19th. A cousin, also charged, has been temporarily released on bail.Their alleged crimes? Ahed and her cousin confronted Israeli occupation soldiers who had invaded their yard shortly after Israeli forces had shot another cousin, 15, in the face. The bullet lodged in the boy’s skull, and he underwent six hours of surgery in which part of his skull was removed. He was then placed in a medical coma for 7 hours. (He is slowly recovering; the prognosis for full recovery is not good.)When two heavily armed Israeli soldiers invaded Ahed’s yard an hour later, the teenager and her 21-year-old-cousin Nour told the soldiers to leave. When the soldiers refused to leave the Tamimi property, Ahed, outraged at what they had done to her cousin, eventually slapped one. After Ahed’ mother came out and interceded, the incident ended.When a video of the incident was posted, the Israeli public and some top officials were outraged at Ahed’s behavior (there was little concern that Israeli soldiers an hour earlier had shot a boy in the face).As a result of this public outcry for vengeance, three days later the Israeli military – which had originally said there had been no need to arrest Ahed and the other –, raided the Tamimi home at 3 AM and took Ahed away in handcuffs. When Ahed’ mother, crying hysterically, attempted to hug Ahed, the soldiers threw her to the ground.The following morning Israeli soldiers also abducted Nour from her bed. When Ahed’s mother went to the police station looking for her daughter, she was also imprisoned.Ahed and her mother, who are being tried in an Israeli military court, face years in prison: 99.74 percent of Palestinian prisoners in these courts are convicted.Amnesty calls for Ahed’s releaseAmnesty international has launched a campaign calling for their release: "There is nothing Ahed Tamimi has done that can justify the continuing detention of a 16-year-old child. She is one of approximately 350 Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons and detention centres."Amnesty points out: "Israel is clearly, brazenly flouting its obligations under international law to protect children from overly harsh criminal punishment. It would be an unconscionable travesty of justice if Ahed Tamini’s act of defiance in the face of relentless oppression earns her a long prison sentence after a trial in a military court that does not ensure basic fair trial standards."Israel has also banned Ahed’s father, Bassem Tamimi – a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience – from international travel. Ahed’s mother, Nariman, has a surgically placed metal plate in her leg from when an Israeli soldier shot her in the knee last year.Palestinian prisonersAmnesty reports: "The Israeli army prosecutes hundreds of Palestinian children in juvenile military courts every year, often after arresting them in night raids and systematically subjecting them to ill-treatment, including blindfolding, threats, harsh interrogations without the presence of their lawyers or families, solitary confinement and in some cases physical violence. There are currently some 350 Palestinian children in Israeli prisons and detention centres, according to local human rights organizations.Israel has imprisoned approximately 40 percent of all Palestinian males at some point in their lives. They are physically abused in prison; some have been American citizens.Israel is illegally occupying and confiscating Palestinian land, and the Tamimi family has been in the forefront of unarmed resistance against the theft of their land.The Tamimi FamilyAhed’s village of Nabi Saleh contains about 600 villagers, many of whom have participated in weekly demonstrations beginning in 2010 through 2016. During this time Israeli forces injured about 350 villagers, 50 left permanently disabled. Two from the Tamimi family were killed. In 2017 the villagers suspended these weekly protests, since Israeli forces continued to attack them, and the world paid no attention.In all, Israeli soldiers have killed  23 members of the Tamimi family. A few days after Ahed was imprisoned, Israeli forces shot and killed another Ahed cousin with a bullet to the neck.A few weeks later they imprisoned another Tamimi woman (Manal)  and her son  (Muhammad). Manal was held for a week and described her treatment in an interview:"When [the Israeli soldier] took me back to Ofer prison, and we were away from the media and the cameras, they began, and she began to beat me, and I had bleeding in the jaw and all the time in the prison I was very sick, and I was under extreme pain, and then they took me to interrogation where they kept me the whole night until 12:30 at night, outside, in [the] cold."Muhammad Tamimi is still in prison. As of Jan. 30 the charges against Muhammad were still unknown – his lawyer was told they’re in "a secret file." – and he had been kept in solitary confinement for 19 days.Ten days after Muhammad was taken, Israeli soldiers imprisoned his brother Osama, who is also subject to ongoing harsh interrogation.On Jan. 13th Israel closed off the entire village of Nabi Saleh, calling it a "closed military zone."(2) The Slap Heard Round The World - Brother Nathanael Kapner Slap Heard Round The WorldBy Brother Nathanael KapnerJanuary 20, 2018 ©WHEN AHED TAMIMI SLAPPED two Israeli soldiers in her occupied West Bank village, the petite Palestinian teenager, 16, accomplished more than any intifada ever did:1. She made the occupation look bad.2. She showed the world that a Palestinian female youth is manlier than Israeli soldiers.3. She exposed the Israelis as miserable bullies who in response to the humiliation imprisoned the youth indefinitely.4. She gave the world an enlarged view of how Israel and its Lobbies abroad disregard the indignation of the International community.5. She displayed that a telegenic occupation cannot be stage-managed by the illegal occupying force as noted by left-wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz.Now brave little Ahed Tamimi faces no less than 12 charges levelled against her including alleged assault, incitement, and stone throwing which could lock the youth in an Israeli prison for ten years.The ‘assault’ by young Tamimi occurred inside the entrance to her home shortly after Israeli troops fired shots at her younger cousin’s face, leaving him permanently scarred—and in reaction to the "manly soldier" in full combat and protective gear who backhanded her across the mouth—first.

 Watch Jew Soldier Smack Tamimi Here & Here.Yet the Israeli troops and the attacking soldier were not arrested, no outcry was leveled against them by the US Jew-owned media, rather, a victim of the Israeli occupation gets thrown in jail who may never get out.This is "Jewish justice" where perpetrators of violence are vindicated with the wide brush of "Jewish defense"—(in this case, defending armed soldiers against an unarmed teen)—and a metaphor emerges encapsulating how the Zionist Project eventuates in the indefinite incarceration of a Palestinian girl.This is "Jewish justice" where a country in which Israeli violence, assault, and aggressive rampaging of Palestinian homes is the norm, a teenage girl defending the honor of her people is summoned to answer unjust charges made against her.Ahed Tamimi may be in jail but outside her Jewish-imposed prison a voice once muffled begins to wail…howling from an occupied village by a slap heard round the world.FOUR DAYS AFTER THE SLAPPING, 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi was apprehended in her home in the dark hours of approaching morning.No one could see her capture nor film her arrest—the Jewish misdeed being done in the dark—which is yet another fitting metaphor for the criminal state of Israel that, like thieves in the night, hopes to keep its crimes untold."Those who harm our soldiers by day are arrested by night," tweeted Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, fully displaying Jewry’s true colors.Yet the crime is exposed worldwide, and to justify the well-known crime, Jews screech that the girl and her family are known ‘militants’ and must be brought to justice.This is the Jewish way, that wherever a public outcry against Israel exists, the Jews take their typical ‘moral high-road’ cakewalk. After all, the Goys need to be taught, you know.But Jewry’s ‘more moral than thou’ air has the distinct smell of over-hoarded rubbish. The Goyim are on to the smell and on to the Jews.WHAT’S REALLY AT STAKE for Israel and global Jewry is not public outrage and Palestinian resentment–Jews don’t give a d##n about world opinion or the feelings (and bodies) of Palestinians–but something that flows through the Jewish chauvinistic spirit.What Jews fear in their imprisonment of Ahed Tamimi is that ‘The Israeli Soldier’ can be humiliated by a young girl (especially a Palestinian one) and watching the world raising her, and not Israeli soldiers, to heroic status.That’s a blow to blowhards like Netanyahu, Lieberman, and the rest of the Jewish bully-brigade across the globe.Is Ahed Tamimi a martyr in the making?She’s hailed as "The Lioness of Palestine" and "The Joan of Arc Of The Levant" in honor of her bravery, determination, and sticking up for her people.And so far, she bears witness without saying a word to the crimes of the Jewish State.Her voice is a slap heard round the world.(3) Young Jews support Ahed Tamimi Teens Protested in Support of Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi"We want to send a message to Ahed that we are with her."Brittney McNamaraFeb 1, 2018 11:05AM ESTEmily Glick, IfNotNow BostonOn January 31, Ahed Tamimi, a young Palestinian activist, turned 17 years old. She did so in an Israeli jail cell, where she is facing multiple charges, including attacking soldiers after a video of her slapping an Israeli soldier went viral in December 2017. Her detainment is part of an ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine dating back nearly a century, in which Palestinians object to Israelis occupying land they believe they have a historical right to, and Israelis say they have a legal and religious claim to the occupied land. She is reportedly one of over more than 300 Palestinian youths who are being detained by Israeli forces.On Ahed's birthday, young people turned out in droves to support her.In protest of the detentions, Jewish high school students across the United States took to the streets on January 31, showing solidarity with Ahed and their Palestinian counterparts. This, according to IfNotNow — the organization through which the protests happened — is the first time young Jewish Americans organized for Palestinians of their own age. Ariela, one of the teens leading the action on Wednesday, tells Teen Vogue that the protest proves American Jewish teenagers want peace for everyone — including Palestinians."There's a change happening in our community, and our generation is at the forefront of it, ready to speak up about the injustice of the Israeli Occupation," Ariela tells Teen Vogue. "Jewish American teens are applying the Jewish values we learned in Hebrew school and around Shabbat dinner tables: We must respect, protect, and honor not only Jews, but Palestinians as well. We want to send a message to Ahed that we are with her, we are inspired by her, and that we are fighting for her freedom."Israelis occupy parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, areas that Palestinians claim a historical right to. While Israel doesn't recognize Palestine as a nation (nor do its allies, including the United States), and asserts its settlements are legal, Palestinians disagree, hence the ongoing, often violent conflict. IfNotNow is a group of young American Jews organizing against Israel's occupation of Palestine.Protests in support of Ahed broke out in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, and the Bay Area on January 31, IfNotNow said in a press release. On top of the demonstrations, the organization gathered nearly 1,000 birthday messages to send to Ahed in detention.In addition to sending support to Ahed and other young Palestinians through the demonstrations, Ariela said she hopes other young Jewish people will better understand how Palestinian youths are treated."I want people to know that the young Jewish people in the streets are the moral voice of our community, that we will stand up for what is right and transform our community in the process," she says. "We love our community — and we will be the generation to end the American Jewish community's support for the occupation."Related: Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Indicted After Viral Video of Confrontation With Israeli Soldiers-- Peter Myerswebsite: