Israeli authorities carried out a raid on Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank, resulting in the detention of Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi in the early hours of Monday.
According to an army spokesman who spoke to AFP, Tamimi, aged 23, was apprehended by Israeli forces on suspicion of inciting violence and engaging in terrorist activities. He was subsequently taken in for questioning.
According to Nariman Tamimi, Ahed’s mother, their home was raided by an Israeli military force and phones were confiscated. Ahed’s father had been detained a few days prior.
Tamimi, at the age of 14, became an iconic figure in Palestine after her attempt to stop an Israeli soldier from apprehending her younger brother, who had a cast on his arm.
She kept participating in protests against the Israeli occupation in her hometown and rose to international fame, with a massive portrait being painted on the Israeli separation wall near Jerusalem.
Tamimi was arrested in March 2017 by Israeli forces and subsequently sentenced to eight months in prison. Additionally, she received an eight-month suspended sentence and was fined approximately $1,500.
Her mother was also sentenced by the same court to eight months in prison, along with an additional five-month suspended sentence and a fine of approximately $2,000.
Ahed Tamimi’s arm was broken as a result of her activism against Israeli forces.
The West Bank towns and Jerusalem witness almost daily violent raids and incursions by the Israeli army, which frequently lead to confrontations, arrests, and the utilization of live ammunition, rubber bullets, and tear gas against young Palestinians.
According to the Palestinian health ministry, since October 7th, more than 150 Palestinians have lost their lives in the West Bank due to tensions and violence, with the majority being killed by Israeli soldiers or settlers.