The military court extended the detention of Ahed Tamimi (16 years, from the village of Nabi Saleh) until the end of her trial by the criminals of the occupation. The judge said Tamimi's actions "testify that she is not at all afraid of the security forces, and that she despises them..." and then claimed that she “exceeded the limits of legitimate resistance." It seems that the judge came from a planet where the occupation is revered, and the occupation authority determines the legitimacy of the resistance. We salute Ahed in her detention for resisting the occupation, and for exposing the hollow vanity of her torturers.
Ahed Tamimi was born under the occupation and grew to rebel against it. The Israeli occupation forces stormed her family house at night to arrest her. As her mother, Nariman Tamimi, arrived at the police station to support her daughter, they arrested her also.
Despite the fact that their arrest received such publicity, it is not at all exceptional. Arbitrary arrests, which affect even minors, as a tool of repression and intimidation, are a common practice of the occupation. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been arrested, 6742 of them in 2017 alone. These days more than 7,000 Palestinian languish in the occupation’s prisons, including more than 400 minors; 58 of them Palestinian women, including 10 minors.
There is a new initiative for activists from various movements and parties in Haifa to initiate solidarity action with Ahed and Nariman Tamimi and with all Palestinian prisoners.
We call on all those who believe that the real crime is occupation and not resistance to join us and demonstrate on Saturday 27/1/2018 at 18:00 in the of Basel Al-A’araj junction, where Allenby Street meets the German Colony, in Haifa.
• Freedom for Ahed and Nariman Tamimi!
• Freedom for all prisoners of the Palestinian struggle for freedom!