By: Kyle James | 03-23-2018 | News
Photo credit: @AhedTamimi | Twitter

Israel Jails Palestinian Activist Tamimi 8 Months For Slapping Soldier

A vocal Palestinian protester was sentenced Wednesday to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her home in West Bank. The case has drawn outrage and came to a head when 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi was sentenced turning the teen into a Palestinian hero and catching the attention of the world.

Tamimi is represented by an Israeli lawyer named Gaby Lasky who said Tamimi agreed to the sentence as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that avoided more serious charges that could have landed her a sentence of several years instead of several months. She is also facing a fine of roughly $1,400.

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The whole ordeal began three months ago when Tamimi confronted two Israeli soldiers outside her home and streamed it to Facebook for the world to see. While the teenage protester has many supporters, others have said her actions were wrong and she deserves to face the consequences.

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What many do not realize, is Tamimi's actions were not unfounded. Just one hour before the confrontation, an Israeli Defense Force soldier shot her 15-year-old cousin in the head. He survived the shooting but has had part of his skull removed temporarily leaving him with half a head.

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Both Tamimi and her mother have been in jail since December after her mother was charged with incitement for broadcasting the video. The family's lawyer criticized the decision to charge her mother for the video broadcast saying it was "very dangerous for freedom of the press."

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The video shows the soldiers standing in the family's backyard for several minutes before Tamimi and her cousin approach and try to shove the soldiers off their property. The court's ruling could have some unnerving implications for not just journalists but also Palestinian activists who frequently record interactions with Israeli soldiers.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH: This is how 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi responded when asked how she felt about her sentencing during her trial today. She and her mother Nariman were both sentenced to 8 months in Israeli prison. Her cousin Nour was sentenced to 5 months. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The IMEU (@theIMEU) <a href="">March 21, 2018</a></blockquote>

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When asked how she felt about the ruling, Tamimi responded saying, "There is no justice under occupation." An editor at the Israeli newspaper Haaretz pointed out that Tamimi's sentence for slapping, kicking and punching the soldier was nearly as long as the one handed to Elor Azaria, an Israeli army medic who was caught on video executing a wounded Palestinian suspect in 2016.

In another case, a man named Daniel Cohen Shor took part in a vicious beating of a Palestinian man but was only sentenced to community service. The law is clearly not being evenly distributed to Palestinians compared to Israelis and the people of Palestine certainly have cause to be upset.

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Anonymous No. 21280 2018-03-23 : 12:37

I'll be the 1st to say Israel is sometimes to aggressive.

But given what they deal with on a daily basis, it is clear they are at constant war with the PLO and other Terrorist Groups which are funneling $$$$$$ and using Media for staged efforts.

I find this Article is extremely 1 sided and should be re-written to express the complete facts.

Because as written, it now reads as PLO/ISIS fluff piece.

Now some greater facts that seem to have been missed for some reason?


1st of all the Photo used here is 6 YEARS OLD, lets up date it.,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/411502

2nd what was her Palestinian activist brother, who was edged on by her PLO funded Mother and Father

(Bassem and Nariman), doing what that caused him to get shot in the head 6 YEAR AGO?

Shooting what at Soldiers, using what?

She is PLO State Terrorist Funded 'Pallywood star'.

She has shown up dozens of times on que to be PLO flag holder per say for the Media.

It is well documented that since 2012 , the whole Tamimi family has been involved in numerous protests and violent political demonstrations.

Some so violent innocent civilians were injured.

So it is clear she is a 17 y/o PLO Poster child that got off lucky.

OH! Here she is again.

The solider was ambushed by the young girl who forces weapon from his hand and two women who clawed at his face.

Note the girl even has a BRAND NEW GAS MASK around her neck. Not a cheap Item for what the Media tries to push off as a Poor Family barely making ends meet.

Need I go on?

Doubt it Google it and start reading the WHOLE picture.

Anonymous No. 21287 2018-03-23 : 13:29

What about those evictions contrary to court rulings? Bibi is going down for that corruption.

Anonymous No. 21291 2018-03-23 : 15:07

21287 - Changing the subject?

It still does not negate the fact this 17 y/o is a PLO/Hamas sponsored protester that the media is trying to pass off a peaceful flower child. When she can be seen in Video and Photos assaulting Israeli military and peace keeping forces.


BiBi will get his .

An that will be a subject I would be willing to discuss the FACTS on after the facts come out. Right now the whole issue is a Media Shark fest Express with anonymous sources and opinions subject to far reaching debate.

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