Ahd Tamimi

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Ahd Tamimi
Born (2001-03-30) March 30, 2001 (age 18)
NationalityPalestinian

Ahd Tamimi is a Palestinian from the village of Nabi Salih. The daughter of Bassem al-Tamimi, she has been documented in protests and confrontations since 2012.[1][2][3]

In August 2012 she was photographed attempting to stop the arrest of her mother, and crying. She subsequently met with President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas who commended her for her courage.[4][5][6]

In November 2012 she was filed berating and cursing Israeli soldiers in a video that went viral.[7][8][9][10] The following week her family claims she was hurt by rubber bullets and tear gas in a "revenge" attack.[11]

In December 2012 she was awarded the Hanzala Award for Courage in Turkey by the Başakşehir municipality for challenging Israeli soldiers who arrested her brother,[12][13][14][15][16][15] she subsequently met and ate breakfast with Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.[17][18][19]

On 28 August 2015 she was filmed with other family members confronting an armed and masked Israeli soldier who was attempting to arrest her 12 year old brother for stone throwing. Tamimi hit the soldier and bit his hand, in a video that became viral.[20][21]

On 26 September 2017, She had participated in conference on the role of women in the Palestinian popular resistance which held in the European parliament.[22][23]

In December 2017, she was filmed slapping an Israeli officer and soldier who who both displayed restraint while being filmed, in a video that went viral. Tamimi claimed she was distraught since her cousin was shot moments before with a rubber bullet during clashes with Israeli soldiers.[24][25][26][27][28][29] The restraint shown by the soldiers was a matter of debate in Israeli society over the appropriateness of not responding to a provocation and whether the restraint was a sign of strength or fear.[30]

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  4. One picture is worth a thousand stigmas, Haaretz, 28 August 2012
  5. PHOTOS: Israeli forces crack down on weekly protest in Nabi Saleh, 972 Magazine, 24 August 2012
  6. Cheap shots: Palestinians put kids in the line of fire, 11 September 2012
  7. Girl who cursed and spit on soldiers visited Erdogan: he gave me a prize since I was brave, Channel 2 news, 6 Jan 2013
  8. The protest at the Palestinian village: "My son threw stones? He has a broken hand", Walla, August 2015
  9. In front of the cameras: Palestinian provokes soldiers in Nebi Saleh, Walla, 5 November 2012]
  10. Palestinian girl tries to goad soldiers into lashing out, YNET, 5 November 2012
  11. Palestinians: Girl filmed cursing soldiers wounded, Mako, 9 November 2012
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  17. Israel detains 16-year-old Palestinian girl who was awarded in Turkey for courage, Daily Sabeh, 19 December 2017
  18. Turkish Pm Eats Breakfast With Palestinian Girl Who Challenged Israeli Troops, Hurriyet, 30 December 2012
  19. Erdogan meets Palestinian girl who cursed soldiers, YNET, 30 December 2012
  20. West Bank Teen Ahed Tamimi Becomes Poster Child for Palestinians, NBC News, 12 September 2015
  21. This Viral Video Of an Israeli Soldier Trying to Arrest a Palestinian Boy Says a lot, Washington Post, 31 Auguest 2015
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  24. Palestinian teen to be charged over Israeli solider assault, 9News, 29 December 2017
  25. Israel Extends Detention of Palestinian Teen Who Was Filmed Slapping Soldier in Viral Video, Haaretz, Yotam Berger, 28 December 2017
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  30. Acts of Resistance and Restraint Defy Easy Definition in the West Bank, NY Times, 22 December 2017


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