Video: Israeli forces detain 17-year-old Palestinian girl in overnight raid

12:00 Dec 19 2017 Nabi Saleh

Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi, right, appears at that military court at Ofer Prison in the West Bank, December 20, 2017. Credit: Ahmad Gharabli / AFP Published by Haaretz

Screenshot of Haaretz article by Amira Hass, first published 12/21 8:56am. As of 12/23/2017, a Comments section as replaced bulk of the article.

Ahed al-Tamimi. Credit: Haim Scharczenberg, c 2016. Published by Maan News

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) --
DEC. 19, 2017 1:41 P.M. (UPDATED: DEC. 21, 2017 11:16 A.M.)

Israeli forces detained a 17-year-old Palestinian girl from the Nabi Saleh village in northwestern Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank on Tuesday morning before dawn.

Israeli forces raided the home of the al-Tamimi family, well-known internationally for their activism against the Israeli occupation, and detained Ahed al-Tamimi, 17.

Israeli forces also confiscated computers, mobile phones and cameras from the house during the raid.

According to locals, Ahed was arrested over a video went viral on social media of her slapping an armed Israeli officer during a raid on Nabi Saleh.

Ahed Tamimi is well-known across Palestine and the Arab world for videos of her, since her childhood, defiantly resisting Israeli soldiers who clash with Palestinians in her village nearly every week.

Two years ago, her family made headlines when an Israeli soldier violently attempted to arrest her younger brother , who had one arm in a cast at the time. Ahed and her mother manager to pull the soldier of her brother and free him.

Israeli military raids into Palestinian cities, towns, and refugee camps are a near daily occurrence.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), since US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli forces have detained 450 Palestinians, including 138 minors, and nine women.

Prisoners rights group Addameer recorded 6,198 Palestinians were detained by Israel as of October. The group has estimated that some 40 percent of Palestinian men will be detained by Israel at some point in their lives.

Mother of Palestinian Teen Filmed Slapping Israeli Soldiers Arrested on Suspicion of Assault

Nriman Tamimi's lawyer says her client was detained when she went to the police to ask where her daughter was, who was arrested earlier Tuesday

by Amira Hass and Yotam Berger for Haaretz
Dec 19, 2017, 7:27 PM

The Judea and Samaria Police on Tuesday arrested Nriman Tamimi, the mother of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi, who was detained over the weekend by Israeli soldiers at her home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

According to police, the older Tamimi is suspected of assault and incitement; however, the police did not provide additional details about the event.

Police later said that the teen's arrest was extended until Thursday. The mother's lawyer said her client went to the police in order to clarify where her daughter was, and was then arrested and taken for questioning.

The video, filmed during the weekly protest held in the village on Friday, shows Tamimi assaulting the soldiers in an attempt to draw a response.

Other women are seen in the clip, including one filming the incident, who also attacks the soldiers later. The soldiers did not respond to the attacks by Tamimi and others.

The clip, which was filmed by someone standing farther away from the incident, went viral on various social networks on Monday.

In the clip, Tamimi and another young woman approach one of the soldiers and Tamimi pushes and shoves him. After he does not respond to the provocation, as it seems the women wanted, Tamimi continues to slap and kick him. She also comes up to the other soldier and tries to assault him, as does the other young woman. Two older women join the two teenagers and also push the soldiers while Tamimi continues to attack them. The soldiers show restraint and do not respond in any way.

The IDF said that the daughter, Ahed, was arrested before dawn by IDF forces and border police, under suspicion of attacking soldiers, and was transferred for questioning by the Police of Judea and Samaria.

Bassem Tamimi, Ahed's father, wrote on Facebook that "the IDF entered our home today before dawn, arrested my daughter Ahed, and confiscated computers, phones, and other technology, after a violent search and attacking family members."

Before the beginning of the events seen in the film, Palestinians threw rocks at soldiers from inside a house in Nabi Saleh, said the IDF. The soldiers then removed the rock throwers from inside the house and refused to let them reenter. At this stage, “a number of Palestinians came out to the soldiers with the goal of causing a provocation,” said the army.

The IDF said a preliminary inquiry into the incident found the “commander acted professionally by not being dragged into [the use of] violence.” But the army said they could have arrested the young women at the time of the incident “both because they used physical violence and because of the fact that they tried to interfere with soldiers carrying out their duties.”

Father of Palestinian Girl Slapping Israeli Soldier in Viral Video: She Was Upset Because Relative Was Shot in Head

Conversations with people of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh show why Ahed Tamimi, 16, was wary about the Israeli army's entry into her home's courtyard

by Amira Hass for Haaretz
Originally published Dec 21, 2017 8:56 AM.

On Friday, shortly after a 15-year-old Palestinian boy was shot by an Israeli soldier with a rubber-coated metal bullet in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, an ambulance took him to a Palestinian hospital. It was then that soldiers came to the courtyard of the home of Bassem and Nariman Tamimi, distant relatives of the boy, Mohammed Tamimi.

Their daughter Ahed and her friend were filmed lightly striking two of the soldiers, forcing them to leave their courtyard. On Tuesday, Ahed and Nariman were arrested. Bassem told Haaretz that morning that his daughter, who will be 17 in January, was angry because Mohammed had been shot and people in the village didn’t know if he would survive.

Military sources who were questioned about the shooting said they were aware of the claim that a Palestinian had been wounded.

[Since publication on Dec 21st, the remainder of this article, written by noted Israeli journalist, Amira Hass, has been replaced on the Haaretz website by a Comments section. A mapping volunteer who read the original on the 21st, recalls Hass reporting Palestinian explanations for the girls' behavior in more detail, as follows:

During incursions into Nabi Saleh and other Palestinian villages, Israeli soldiers frequently invade private homes' in order to take up positions there from which they can fire on neighboring homes and streets. According to the account originally reported by Hass, one explanation for the girls' behavior was that they were determined to resist this.]

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