Ahed Tamimi's message to shed more lights on Palestinian women and children in Israeli prisons


Published: 2018-01-16 13:05

Last Updated: 2018-01-17 08:59

Palestinian detainees in the Israeli prisons suffer harsh conditions. (Photo from: imemc.com)
Palestinian detainees in the Israeli prisons suffer harsh conditions. (Photo from: imemc.com)
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Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian symbol of resistance, and her mother Nariman Tamimi will be detained for another 101 days until the end of the judicial proceedings, Ahed’s father, Bassem Tamimi wrote on his Facebook.

While the court was expected to declare the final sentence of Ahed and her mother on Monday’s hearing, the judge postponed his decision to Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the defense attorney, Gabi Laski, demanded their release without an extension on bail, however; the court refused.

Laski delivered a broad indictment of the Israeli occupation, US President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem declaration and alleged violations of the 16-year-old Palestinians’ rights in demanding her release from detention on Tuesday, the Jerusalem Post reported.

In response, a major in the IDF Prosecution said that Ahed had “a pattern of lawbreaking” which requires she remain in detention until the end of her trial.

Ahed confirmed to her father that she is studying her classes besides reading books. And her mother Nariman has high morales, despite her suffering from stress disorders and diabetes.

Ahed and her mother complained the harsh conditions they suffer, starting from their transportation to the court alongside other criminals who keep threatening and insulting them, to the low-quality food they are offered in the prison.

Ahed told her father that the world should focus more on other imprisoned women and children, calling to launch campaigns to highlight their cases.

Earlier in January, Israeli authorities charged the Palestinian 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi and her mother of several charges including assaulting Israeli officers, stone-throwing and marking threats.

In addition to accusations of ‘deliberate’ incitement to violence against Israel.

 Read More: A symbol of resistance, Ahed Tamimi accused of 12 charges 

However, Ahed’s cousin, Nour, was released on January 5th, after she was charged with allegedly assaulting a soldier and interfering with his duties.

 Read More: Israeli forces release Nour Tamimi, Ahed's cousin 

Ahed became a symbol for the Palestinian resistance against occupation in Palestine and the world, for her braveness and her resistance to the occupation.

While the Israeli government is currently using detention as a procedure that allows the Israeli military to hold prisoners indefinitely without charging them, there are currently more than 6150 Palestinian prisoner detained.

Around 350 of them are children who were arrested in night raids and subjected to ill-treatment from blindfolding, threats, harsh interrogations without the presence of their lawyers or families, solitary confinement and in some cases physical violence.

However, there are around 58 Palestinian female prisoner held currently in the Israeli prisons, many of them are in an urgent medical need, including Lama Bakri, Israa Al Jaabis, Amal Taqatqa, Shorouq Dwayyat, Nourhan Awwad and many others.

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