Israel Tackles Existential Threat Posed By 16-Year-Old Palestinian Girl
by Robert Mackey
Posted December 26, 2017
On Wednesday, an Israeli military court extended the detention of Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old girl who has become the face of Palestinian resistance to Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank for many who follow the weekly protests in her village through social media.
The girl was arrested in an overnight raid of her family’s home in the village of Nabi Saleh early Monday.
As Palestinian activists noted, however, that reading of the incident ignores the fact that the soldiers were on the family’s property, in an area that has been under military occupation for more than half a century. More…