Ahed’s courage in standing up against the occupation inspired a global audience to stand alongside her. And together with a huge media response to her story, Israel’s military court bowed to pressure and handed down it’s minimum sentence.
Israel systematically prosecutes as many as 700 children in military courts each year. Email your Rep to support Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391.
Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, was taken in the dead of night by Israeli soldiers. She was arrested after a video that her mother, Nariman, took went viral, showing an altercation with soldiers trying to enter their house. The Tamimis are well-known in their village of Nabih Saleh for their weekly nonviolent protests against Israeli occupation and apartheid.
A United Nations preliminary report details businesses operating in illegal Israeli settlements. Now we need you to tell Caterpillar, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Priceline to stop profiting from business in settlements.