Ahed Tamimi & her mother released after eight months in Israeli jail

PNN/ Ramallah/

Israeli occupation authorities  on Sunday released Ahed al-Tamimi, 17, and her mother Nariman, after being held in Israeli jail for eight months under the pretext of “hindering the work of two Israeli soldiers and attacking them.”

The Tamimi mother and daughter were released from the Hasharon Prison at the Rantis checkpoint in the Ramallah area.

While journalists and activists were waiting for the release at the checkpoint, IOF chased dozens of journalists and photographers from various news agencies, local and foreign television in the early hours of the morning.

The soldiers confiscated the journalists’ personal cards, checked them, photographed them before returning them, and forced them to stay in a remote location.

The release came despite a wave of incitement against the Palestinian girl from Israeli officials, headed by Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman.

In June 2007, the Committee for Release in  Rimon Prison rejected the early release of the Palestinian girl, in accordance with the recommendations of the Shin Bet security service, which claimed that she had a “dangerous ideology” and must stay in jail to be deterred.

The release committee justified its decision, at the time, that “the prisoner did not regret what she did and will continue this route.”

It is noteworthy that the last date set by the occupation for the release was  the 19th of August.

In March, the Military Court of Justice ruled that al-Tamimi was being held for eight months under an agreement reached by the military prosecution of the Israeli occupation and its defense team.

Tamimi, who was arrested on December 19, became an “icon” of peaceful popular resistance in Palestine, particularly in the village of Nabi Saleh.

The number of Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons about 6,500 detainees, including about 350 children, according to official Palestinian statistics.

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Posted by ‎الجزيرة – فلسطين‎ on Saturday, July 28, 2018