Three members of Tamimi family under arrest

The first to be arrested was Ahed Tamimi, 16, who taken from her home in a predawn raid on Tuesday by IDF soldiers and Border Police officers on suspicion of incitement and assault.

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December 20, 2017 23:43
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IDF arrests Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi (IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

IDF arrests Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi (IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

 
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Three members of the activist Tamimi family from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh are now under arrest.

A fourth, the father, Bassem, has been summoned by the police for interrogation on Thursday.

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The first to be arrested was Ahed Tamimi, 16, who taken from her home in a predawn raid on Tuesday by IDF soldiers and Border Police officers on suspicion of incitement and assault.

On Friday, Ahed and her older cousin Nur, 21, confronted two soldiers near Ahed’s home.

Ahed slapped the soldiers several times. A video of the incident has since gone viral.

The interaction occurred after soldiers raided the Tamimi home to evict stone throwers during a riot by Nabi Saleh residents as part of the weekly demonstrations in the village.

A cousin of the family, Muhammad, 15, was shot in the face by a rubber bullet during the clashes.



At an initial hearing in Ofer Military Court, police were given permission to extend Ahed’s arrest by six more days to allow officers to investigate other incidents she was involved in. Attorney Gaby Lasky, who represents Ahed, said she plans to appeal the decision to extend Ahed’s remand.

Ahed’s mother, Nariman, was arrested on Tuesday when she went to the jail to be with her daughter during her interrogation.

Security forces arrested Nur on Wednesday morning.

Both she and Nariman had hearings at Ofer Military Court on Wednesday.

“Everyone involved, not only the girl but also her parents and those around them, will not escape from what they deserve,” Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Tuesday.

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