IDF arrests Palestinian teenager seen slapping soldier in viral video


Israeli occupation forces arrested a 16-year-old Palestinian early on Tuesday from her town near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

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 almost every week.

"Such events should not be documented because they are a free gift to the occupation to arrest the people involved in them", he says.

"The IOF raided my home and arrested my daughter Ahed Tamimi after the Israeli media attacked her after she stopped the soldier in front of our house when he shot a child in the head".

"Israeli forces have beaten everyone at the house before searching it and confiscating all computers and cameras", he said.

Tamimi's mother was also arrested, and while Israeli police gave no reason for her detention, they did confirm that the pair would be in jail until at least Thursday.

After they refuse, Tamimi can be seen attempting to push the soldiers off her land.

Al-Nabi Saleh is a village of 600 Palestinian inhabitants surrounded by the illegal Halamish settlement.

According to reports, the victim was shot at close range during demonstrations staged in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank.

In 2015, a picture of Ahed as a child biting the hand of a soldier to try to stop the arrest of her cousin Mohammed became a symbolic image.

Tamimi, who has been nicknamed "Shirley Temper" for her blonde curls and fearless stance against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, was last reported as being questioned by Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service.

Ahed al-Tamimi's arrest is the latest of over 450 Palestinians detained since 6 December. Both her uncles were martyrs.

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.

Her family are prominent campaigners against the Israeli settlements in the West Bank.