Ahed al-Tamimi, the Palestinian teen who faced a military tribunal for slapping Israeli Defense Forces may be free as early as Sunday. This according to the girl's father Bassem al-Tamimi. She was initially to be released on the 19th of August but Israeli Prison Authority may reduce her term due to "special evaluation."
Ahed was sentenced to eight months this March. She is one of 6,000+ Palestinians (around 350 minors) currently in prison in Israel.
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34 hours of sleep deprivation, hours on the prisoner transfer bus and being seriously berated. The interrogation lasted 10 days total. At one point in the video above the interrogators threatened to arrest her entire family if she will not cooperate. She continually invokes her right to remain silent. At another point in the process, the interrogators attempted a "good cop/bad cop" routine:
“Ahed, when I think of my little sister, I see her here [in front of me],” he says, gesturing to Ahed.
“My sister is blonde and her eyes are like yours not like me. Her kind…white! Like you. Really, when she goes to the beach, she’s like a hamburger. How are you in the sun?” He asks if she too turns, "Red, red, red."
It is hard to tell from the angle exactly what is going on, but the officer continually scoots his chair closer to Ahed.
“I’m like your brother, you are like my sister, that is why I am sitting like this, not like that behind a desk,” he points to the other interrogator.