Israel arrests brother of Palestinian protest icon
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The family of Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi says her younger brother has been arrested in their home in the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian protest icon goes from jail cell to VIP suite
JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. Instead, it created an international celebrity.
Less than three months after walking out of prison, Tamimi is on a victory tour, crisscrossing Europe and the Middle East as a superstar of the campaign against Israeli occupation. She has spoken to throngs of adoring fans, met world leaders and was even welcomed by the Real Madrid soccer club.
Palestinian protest family Tamimi says travel abroad denied
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The family of teenage Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi says they have been banned from traveling abroad.
Her father, Bassem, said they were informed by the Palestinian Ministry of Civil Affairs they are barred by the Israeli Authorities from leaving.
He said they were set to leave last week upon invitation by pro-Palestinian groups in Belgium, France and Spain.
NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Teenage Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi on Monday vowed to keep demonstrating against the Israeli occupation and said she expects to have a "political future."
Tamimi, 17, spoke to The Associated Press a day after she was released from Israeli prison, where she served an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers in an incident captured on film that made her an icon among Palestinians and their supporters.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Italian artists, arrested over the weekend for painting a large mural of a formerly imprisoned teenage Palestinian protester on Israel's West Bank separation barrier, left Israel on Monday, their lawyer said.
NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation after slapping two soldiers, walked out of an Israeli prison Sunday and told throngs of journalists and well-wishers that she now wants to study law to defend her people.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the release of Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi from an Israeli prison (all times local):
The father of Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called her to congratulate her on her release from an Israeli prison.
NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — On the eve of Ahed Tamimi's release from prison, the father of the Palestinian protest icon said Saturday that he expects her to take a lead in the struggle against Israeli occupation but that the 17-year-old is also weighing college options.
In Tamimi's village of Nabi Saleh, supporters prepared for Sunday's homecoming, planting Palestinian flags on the roof of her family home and setting up hundreds of chairs for well-wishers in the courtyard.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A hard-line Israeli lawmaker is sarcastically thanking Twitter for briefly freezing his account following a post he wrote about wishing a teen Palestinian protester had been shot.
Bezalel Smotrich of the Jewish Home party says Tuesday that Twitter had given greater prominence to his stance that the 17-year-old was a "terrorist."
Smotrich says Twitter's "bullying" unmasked the liberals who "support free speech for all as long as you think just like them."
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The family of prominent Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi on Monday released excerpts from a video in which an Israeli interrogator threatens the then-16-year-old with the arrest of her relatives if she refuses to cooperate.
The interrogator also comments on her body, fair skin and "eyes of an angel."
Teen Palestinian protester gets 8 months in prison
OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked uproar in Israel, turned the 17-year-old girl into a Palestinian hero and attracted international attention.
The Latest: Palestinian teenage protester gets 8 months
OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Palestinian teenage protester Ahed Tamimi (all times local):
An Israeli military court has sentenced Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking two soldiers after a plea bargain was reached.
Her lawyer, Gaby Lasky, said Wednesday that Tamimi is also being fined 5,000 shekels (about $1,400) .
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The father of Palestinian teenage protest leader Ahed Tamimi on Tuesday said he has visited his daughter and wife in an Israeli prison for the first time since they were both arrested in December.
Bassem Tamimi said he spoke to his wife and daughter for 45 minutes on Monday, using a telephone as they sat on the other side of a window. He said the Red Cross helped him obtain a permit to make two visits over a three-month period.
Israel disputes Palestinian’s account of being shot in head
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel is disputing a Palestinian teenager's account of being shot in the head, an incident which is said to have led his cousin, protest icon Ahed Tamimi, to slap Israeli soldiers.
Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai says 15-year-old Mohammed Tamimi's account is part of the family's "culture of lies."
Israel rounds up 10 linked to Palestinian teen protest icon
JERUSALEM (AP) — Relatives of Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teen-turned-protest icon, say troops arrested 10 people from her West Bank village on Monday, including a 15-year-old cousin with a serious head injury.
The teen, Mohammed, had part of his skull removed by surgeons after being shot at close range by Israeli troops on Dec. 15. That incident reportedly set off Ahed when she slapped and kicked two soldiers later that day.