#FreeAhed

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No one should have to live under the rule of an occupying army. No one should have to pass through checkpoints on their way to school, watch their family members be shot, or have their homes invaded in the middle of the night. Two weeks ago, 16-year-old Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, couldn’t take it anymore. This time when soldiers came to enter her home, she stood up and pushed back. She screamed and slapped the soldiers.

For the damage Ahed caused to their sense of masculinity, Israel is exacting revenge. Ahed has spent the past week and a half in various Israeli prisons. Most of her time has been in a freezing cold isolation cell with a camera monitoring her every move. Tomorrow as she appears in court, we are demanding of Netanyahu that she be released immediately.

Israeli leaders want extreme punishments for Ahed. Israeli Education Minister Neftali Bennett has said she and her family “should spend the rest of their lives in prison.” Israeli journalist Ben Caspit called for her to be sexually assaulted, saying, “we should exact a price at some other opportunity, in the dark, without witnesses and cameras.Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman said she and her family must “get what they deserve.

The ill-treatment of Palestinian women prisoners, including various forms of sexual violence, is well documented. Now, leaders of Israeli society are publicly declaring that a 16-year-old girl should be raped! Netanyahu must release Ahed Tamimi immediately!

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To Prime Minister Netanyahu:

We demand the immediate release of Ahed Tamimi. Every young girl has the right to stand up and keep a soldier from entering her home. It is the soldiers who are criminalsnot the women.

Ahed is a 16-year-old Palestinian girl. She is in imminent danger of being abused, humiliated, or worse if we don't get her out fast. Ben Caspit, an Israeli writer, has already called for her rape. Sexual torture by the State of Israel is a vile crime against humanity. We demand the immediate release and safety of Ahed & her family.

Sincerely,

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  • signed 2018-01-15 17:38:49 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 17:36:35 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 17:12:16 -0500
    All of the children being held in mostly in Israeli military custody awaiting trial should be released immediately. That’s just a matter of International Law. But more deeply, all people resisting the illegal military occupation should be acknowledged as freedom fighters and treated with the respect all human rights advocates deserve.
  • signed 2018-01-15 17:02:56 -0500
    Stop these crimes against humanity!
  • signed 2018-01-15 16:16:19 -0500
    Systematic genocide is not working. Taking our tax money to build a military stronghold in the Middle East and building walls, razor wire, checkpoints, allowing ‘settlers’ to forcibly force Palestinians from their homes. Millions of people around the world including many Israelis who don’t take the Zionist view point are on to you and your Cast Lead, white phosphorous injuries and on and on. Arresting children is the worst of the worst. Your goal is clear. Stop!!
  • signed 2018-01-15 15:13:30 -0500
  • signed via 2018-01-15 14:31:14 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 14:22:45 -0500
    How come Palestinians are killed with utmost impunity, but a teenager is jailed for yelling at a soldier ??
  • signed 2018-01-15 14:09:36 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 13:01:32 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 12:39:17 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 12:31:53 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 12:24:48 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 12:23:07 -0500
    A slap to one representing those who killed her family members is an understandable reaction by a child and should not incur severe punishment or implied threat of rape.
  • signed 2018-01-15 12:04:59 -0500
    THE WORLD IS WATCHING!!! And it is finally starting to see Israel for what it is: a racist, apartheid state with no regards for human righrs and in blatant violation of international law- it remains more of Saudi Arabia then a free & law abiding democracy.
  • signed 2018-01-15 11:23:09 -0500
    Celia and Graham Lang
  • signed 2018-01-15 11:20:54 -0500
    Free Ahed.
  • signed 2018-01-15 10:41:20 -0500
    Free Ahed Tamimi now, and all children held in Illegal military Israeli detention in the occupied territory of Palestine!!
  • signed 2018-01-15 10:28:58 -0500
    Free all the children and all the adults

    In fact free free Palestine
  • signed 2018-01-15 10:01:27 -0500
    This is one of the reasons, Israel is losing American’s support. Let her go home.
  • signed 2018-01-15 09:27:06 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 08:45:22 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 08:17:53 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-15 07:34:45 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink
  • @K_JOE_ tweeted link to this page. 2018-01-15 07:34:37 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/freeahed?recruiter_id=651709
  • signed 2018-01-15 07:34:10 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 07:19:17 -0500
    The world is watching as you punish children. Release all child prisoners. We are not willing to allow you to continue your oppression.
  • signed 2018-01-15 06:13:13 -0500
    My Grandfather fought in WWII to help recue your people during holocaust. You are now committing similar atrocities. Let the young girl go free. #FreeAhed Let them all go.
  • signed 2018-01-15 05:55:01 -0500
  • signed 2018-01-15 05:08:12 -0500
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