Israeli forces release Nour Tamimi, Ahed's cousin


Published: 2018-01-05 13:14

Last Updated: 2018-01-05 15:03

Photo taken for Nour while she was arrested. (Social Media)
Photo taken for Nour while she was arrested. (Social Media)
Roya News Source

Israeli forces released early Friday Nour Tamimi, Ahed’s cousin who was charged on Sunday with allegedly assaulting a soldier and interfering with his duties.

Nour, 21-year-old, was welcomed by her family and friends after she was released. Although the Israeli military court rejected an appeal for a decision to release her on Thursday.

On December 20th, Israeli forces arrested Nour after she appeared in the video while slapping Israeli soldiers who were trying to break into her cousin, Ahed’s family home.

According to Anadolu News Agency, Nour said that her arrest by the Israeli army increased her desire to resist the occupation and gain the rights of her people in an independent Palestinian state.

"I was interrogated to an investigation lasted for 21- continuous hours, and I was threatened by investigators who tried to force me to admit [accusations], and they were trying to record my voice without my knowledge,” Nour said.

“We did not go to them [Israeli forces]. They come to our village.” Pointing out she will always be resisting occupation in her village, Nabi Saleh in Ramallah.

Ahed, was detained on December 19th, 2017, and her mother, Nariman, who was arrested at least five times before, was accused of ‘deliberate’ incitement to violence.

Ahed and her mother will be detained for another 8 days until next Monday, Ahed's father, Bassem Tamimi wrote on Facebook earlier this week.

Ahed became a symbol for the Palestinian resistance against occupation in Palestine and the world, after activists around the world had launched a campaign calling for her freedom.