Israel Denies Ahed Tamimi Bail: Will a Teenage Girl Go to Jail for a Decade?


Newsweek quotes USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer on the news that an Israeli military judge ruled that Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year old Palestinian activist, will remain imprisoned in Israeli jail until the conclusion of her trial in Israeli military court.

“Ahed, a 16 year old Palestinian girl slapped a machine gun toting Israeli soldier at the entrance to her home shortly after Israeli troops fired shots at her younger cousin’s face, nearly killing him and leaving him permanently scarred,” Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the U.S. campaign for Palestinian Rights, told Newsweek.

“For this offense, she, not the soldier who shot a child, was dragged off to detention in the middle of the night by Israeli troops.”

Read the article and learn more about the abuse of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system.