Israel remands Palestinian girl filmed slapping soldier in West Bank

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How one IDF raid turned a Palestinian teenager into a heroine overnight.

Al-Nabi Saleh is a village of 600 Palestinian inhabitants surrounded by the illegal Halamish settlement.

According to father of Ahed, Bassem Tamimi, a large Israeli force raided the family home at dawn and arrested Ahed Tamimi while she was sleeping in her bed.

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The amount of incitement instigated in Israeli social media after the video of Ahd confronting the soldiers was posted was a prelude to her arrest. They circulated pictures of Ahed when she was a little girl raising a fist in front of Israeli soldiers. We are used to criticism from the global community about the violence of the occupation, but we are not so accustomed to criticism over two soldiers who thought before raising their hands to strike. To carry out the arrest, they sent a female Border Police officer.

Nafatali Bennet, Israel's education minister who is known for his hawkish views, told Army Radio on Tuesday that Ahed and the other women in the video should "finish their lives in prison".

"Six soldiers pushed him down and violently took it from him", he said.

The headlines debate whether the soldiers demonstrated weakness or restraint. She was taken into questioning. But amid the media circus and the debate around the morality of the courageous soldiers, the broader context, of course, is absent.

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Ahed Tamimi was born into the occupation.

The sixteen-year-old is a member of a famous activist family from the village of Nabi Saleh, which holds nearly weekly protests against Israeli occupation. It is a reality in which you or your loved ones could be gravely wounded or killed at any time.

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Tuesday arrested popular resistance activist, Nariman Tamimi, hours after arresting her 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi from their home in Nabi Saleh village, northern West Bank.

Ahed was nine when weekly demonstrations began in Nabi Saleh to protest the seizure of the village's spring by settlers. It also said the soldiers could have arrested the girls at the time because they "used physical violence and prevented soldiers from carrying out their duties".

Her brother, Rami, was meanwhile shot in the head five years ago. Both her uncles were martyrs.

Manal Tamimi, a second cousin of Mohammed, said the bullet entered the teen's face below his nose and broke his jaw before getting lodged into his skull.

Ahed and her family continue their struggle.