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Ahed Tamimi Arrested Again after West Bank Crackdown by Israel

Prominent 22-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has been arrested again in the Israeli crackdown on the West Bank in Occupied Palestine. 

The IDF says the arrest was on suspicion of “inciting violence and calling for terrorist activity to be carried out,” referencing her social media page. 

Ahed Tamimi has been at the forefront of the Palestinian resistance, where she gained prominence at the age of 14 when she bit an Israeli soldier who pushed her 12-year-old brother down on a rock. She was then also arrested at the age of 17 for slapping two Israeli soldiers who were in her home after asking them to leave. She was sentenced to eight months of jail.

Ahed Tamimi’s father, Bassem Tamimi, who is also a long time activist, said at the time of her 2017 arrest, “We hope that this generation will be stronger than us, and can take the flag from us with more power and more serious resistance to end the [Israeli] occupation.”

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