Who is Ahed Tamimi? Palestinian activist who slapped soldier when 16, arrested by Israeli forces

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, a resident of Nabi Salah in the Ramallah district, was arrested after an extensive search by the Israeli forces.

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In a late-night crackdown to stop antisemitism, Israeli Forces on Sunday arrested Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi. Ahed Tamimi is a resident of Nabi Salah in the Ramallah district. As per reports, Ahed Tamimi was arrested after an extensive search by the Israeli forces. Notably, Israel launched a large-scale attack on Hamas on late Sunday, cutting down telephone and internet services in the area. Now, Ahed Tamimi's arrest photo is going viral on social media and it has been alleged that the Israel forces have destroyed anti-semitic content and material that was found during the raid. Now, the question arises who is Ahed Tamimi? Below is what we know so far- 


Who is Ahed Tamimi?


Ahed Tamimi is a 22-year-old Palestinian activist who was detained when she was only 16. Ahed Tamimi hails from the village of Nabi Salih in the West Bank of Palestine. Ahed Tamimi rose to fame after she appeared in images and videos in which she confronted Israeli soldiers. Tamimi's advocates consider herself as a freedom fighter for Palestine, comparing her to Malala Yousafzai. 


As per reports, in December 2017, Ahed Tamimi was detained by Israeli authorities for slapping a soldier. The incident was filmed and went viral, attracting international interest and debate. Tamimi was sentenced to eight months in prison after agreeing to a plea bargain and was released on 29 July 2018. When she was just 11 years old, Tamimi was commended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for attempting to intervene during her mother's arrest in August 2012.


With Israel declaring war on Hamas and bombing Gaza, Ahed Tamimi turned active and started slamming the Israeli government and also allegedly promoting the killing of Jews. 


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