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Amnesty Urges Israel to Free  Ahed Tamimi
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Amnesty Urges Israel to Free Ahed Tamimi

Amnesty International has urged Israeli authorities to release 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, ahead of a military court appearance on Monday. “Tamimi will go before Ofer military court in the occupied West Bank accused of aggravated assault and 11 other charges after a video showing her shoving, slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in her home village of Nabi Saleh on 15 December went viral on Facebook,” Amnesty notes, Middle East Monitor reported. “Nothing that Ahed Tamimi has done can justify the continuing detention of a 16-year-old girl.” said Magdalena Mughrabi, deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty. “The Israeli authorities must release her without delay. In capturing an unarmed teenage girl’s assault on two armed soldiers wearing protective gear, the footage of this incident shows that she posed no actual threat and that her punishment is blatantly disproportionate.”

 

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