Israel Has Arrested The Young Palestinian Activist Who Slapped An Israeli Soldier In 2017

Ahed Tamimi, who went viral in 2017 when she slapped an Israeli soldier, was arrested “on suspicion of inciting violence and terrorist activities”.

Israel Has Arrested The Young Palestinian Activist Who Slapped An Israeli Soldier In 2017

Israel has arrested the young Palestinian activist who slapped an Israeli soldier in 2017 during raids in Palestine’s occupied West Bank.

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Ahed Tamimi to take part in the FiestaPCE18 in a great act of solidarity with Palestine people. (Photo by Juan Carlos Lucas/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

22-year-old Ahed Tamimi has been an activist since her early teens.

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Palestinian Ahed Tamimi (L) fights with other members of her family to free a Palestinian boy (bottom) held by an Israeli soldier (C) during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images)

She went viral in December 2017 when she slapped an Israeli soldier at a protest against growing Israeli settlements in her hometown of Nabi Salih.

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Palestinian resistance icon Ahed al-Tamimi, who was awarded the “Hanzala Award for Courage” in Turkey, attends a program organized by Tunisian General Labour Union in Tunis, Tunisia. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Tamimi said she had slapped the soldier after her 15-year-old cousin was shot in the head by a rubber bullet and severely injured at the protest.

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Tamimi and her mother were arrested and charged with assault and released after 8 months in prison.

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Palestinian activist and campaigner Ahed Tamimi (R) poses for a picture with her mother, Nariman, after a press conference in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images)

On Monday Nov. 6, Israeli forces said they had arrested Tamimi “on suspicion of inciting violence and terrorist activities” during a overnight raid in the occupied West Bank.

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Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi leads a protest organised by the Stop the War Coalition and Palestine Solidarity Campaign in support of the Palestinian people on May 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Guy Smallman/Getty Images)

Israel said Tamimi had shared a post calling for the murder of Israeli settlers in the West Bank in an Instagram post.

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Sixteen-years-old Ahed Tamimi stands for a hearing in the military court at Ofer military prison in the West Bank village of Betunia. (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)

Tamimi’s mother said that Tamimi was not behind the post and that it was an imposter account.

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Nariman Tamimi, mother of detained Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, holds a framed painting depicting her daughter as she sits in their family home in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank. (Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images)

Tamimi’s father had been arrested a week earlier in another Israeli raid, and his whereabouts remain unknown.

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Palestinian resistance icon Ahed al-Tamimi (C) poses during an exclusive interview in Ramallah, West Bank. (Photo by Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Since Israel declared war on Hamas on Oct. 7, it has also intensified its overnight raids in the West Bank, another Palestinian territory that it occupies.

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Palestinian firefighters survey damaged stores following an Israeli military raid on the Jenin Palestinian refugee camp, in Jenin in the occupied northern West Bank. (Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images)

Since Oct. 7, Israeli forces have killed more than 100 Palestinians in the West Bank and arrested about 1,740 in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials.

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Mourners carry the bodies two Palestinian men, 29-year-old Jihad Saleh, and 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Zer, killed during an Israeli raid on the village of Zawata, west of the city of Nablus, in the Israeli occupied West Bank. (Photo by ZAIN JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images)

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