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Palestinian teen arrested after video showing her slapping Israeli soldier went viral

20 December 2017

The family alleged the soldiers beat them during the raid.

A Palestinian girl filmed hitting two IDF soldiers in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh in an apparent effort to provoke a violent response will remain in custody for two more days, police said Tuesday. During these years, this little village echoed the Palestinian struggle all over the world.

At age 13, Ahed won the Handala Courage Award in Turkey, and rose to worldwide prominence after a video and series of photos were published of the young activist and her mother and aunt desperately attempting to save her injured brother Mohammad, then 11-years old, from being arrested by Israeli forces in 2015.

Ahed's arrest came a day after a video of the teen confronting Israeli soldiers during protests in Nabi Saleh on Friday over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital went viral.

"The occupation aims to arrest the people in the videos that appear to show symbolic victory to silence their voices or action because it helps to raise their morale", adds Abu al-Rub.

"She was arrested on suspicion of attacking Israeli soldiers during the riots", the statement read. No explanation has been provided about the case.

After Israelis Eitam and Na'ama Henkin were murdered in front of their four young children, Manal Tamimi tweeted, "all settlers in West Bank should stay at their house, Pal lions still free & can reach u & kill you where ever u r".

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The Israel Project shared the video to its Facebook page with the caption: "A MUST WATCH: This is what Israeli soldiers have to go through".

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More than 20 Israeli military patrols raided the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, at dawn Tuesday and headed towards the house of Bassem Tamimi to arrest his daughter Ahd.

Rubber bullets are widely deployed by Israeli security forces as a "crowd control weapon" in the occupied West Bank, prompting an outcry from human rights groups and activists who say they are too lethal to be used to break up protests.

The doctors removed the bullet, reconstructed his jaw and placed him into an artificial coma for 72 hours.

In a short documentary, Ahed said that her dream is to become a football player, describing the difficulty she faces at the Israeli checkpoint when she wants to get to school. And they continue to pay the price for their refusal to accept the status quo, for their steadfast challenge to mechanisms of the occupation.

The sixteen-year-old is a member of a famous activist family from the village of Nabi Saleh, which holds nearly weekly protests against Israeli occupation.

"The blood was pouring from his face like a fountain", the 43-year-old mother of four said on Sunday.

Al-Tamimi, a former prisoner, was detained when he was 13 years old, and was previously injured several times during weekly clashes in his village.

"His situation is very bad", she said.

Palestinian teen arrested after video showing her slapping Israeli soldier went viral