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3 February 2018
Australian Friends of Palestine Association
3 updates on Ahed Tamimi's case and a campaign launch
~ Was Palestinian teenager's 'slap' terrorism?
~ Ahed Tamimi's case sheds a disturbing light on how children are targeted by Israel
~ Jailed Palestinian teenager 'may be brave but she is one of many'
and ICYMI... Australian solidarity with Ahed Tamimi
End Israel's Military Detention
Australian campaign launch:
End Israel's Military Detention of Palestinian Children
Email the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to say "End Israel's military detention of Palestinian children now."
Was Palestinian teenager’s ‘slap’ terrorism?
VIDEO (3 mins), BBC News, 31 Jan 2018
Jeremy Bowen speaks to the father of Ahed Tamimi and a member of the Israeli parliament.
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Ahed Tamimi’s arrest sheds a disturbing light on how children are targeted by Israel
Jonathan Cook, 08 Jan 2018
"Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela. Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society oppressing them. Ahed is well qualified for the task... Not only does she defy Israeli stereotypes of a Palestinian, she has struck a blow against the self-deception of a highly militarised and masculine culture..."
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Jailed Palestinian teenager 'may be brave but she is one of many'
William Parry, The National, 30 Jan 2018
'A few slaps, ineffectual kicks and shouting. Ahed Tamimi's confrontation of Israeli soldiers outside her home has achieved something quite rare: attention from mainstream media to the arrest of a Palestinian child... "There is nothing unusual about the arrest of Ahed Tamimi," wrote Amit Gilutz of the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem in an op-ed several weeks ago. "But this high-profile arrest does serve to illustrate how Israel uses 'the rule of law' to oppress Ahed Tamimi, her family, the residents of her village — Nabi Saleh — who have been fighting non-violently for a decade against the state-backed settler takeover of their land, and the Palestinian people as a whole."...'
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FOR FURTHER ARTICLES on Ahed's case and the situation for Palestinian child prisoners, visit: > Mondoweiss, > Electronic Intifada
And in case you missed it...
Australian solidarity with Ahed Tamimi
AFOPA blog, 01 Feb 2018
This past week the global Days of Action to Free Ahed Tamimi and all Palestinian Prisoners saw dozens of solidarity actions around the world. Here we highlight Australia's contributions to the global call to #FreeAhedTamimi.
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Australian campaign launch:
End Israel's Military Detention of Palestinian Children
Email the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to say "End Israel's military detention of Palestinian children now."
End Israel's military detention
#EndAdministrativeDetention
#NoWayToTreatAChild 

#FreeAhedTamimi
#FreeAhed
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