#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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Wade Adams
Sharon Longyear
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  • Ken Lindberg
    signed 2017-12-27 15:17:49 -0500
    Release Ahed Tamimi. Her detetion makes you look bad to the entire world.
  • John Hogan
    signed 2017-12-27 15:17:33 -0500
  • Charlotte Trolinger
    followed this page 2017-12-27 15:17:13 -0500
  • Mark Mishler
    signed 2017-12-27 15:17:10 -0500
  • Orlando Olmo
    signed 2017-12-27 15:16:56 -0500
  • Susan Lanspery
    signed 2017-12-27 15:16:55 -0500
  • Bill Clark
    signed 2017-12-27 15:16:34 -0500
  • Eric Niman
    signed 2017-12-27 15:16:12 -0500
  • Shauna Haines Haines
    signed 2017-12-27 15:15:51 -0500
    Hasn’t this young girl suffered enough? I can’t believe the Israeli courts and government would punish a 16-year-old girl with imprisonment and even possible sexual assault. She should be released immediately!
  • Julie Barker
    signed 2017-12-27 15:15:46 -0500
    This is 2017! Is this hate and violence the evolution of our species we want to live with?
  • Joe Buhowsky
    signed 2017-12-27 15:15:43 -0500
  • Maureen Doyle
    signed 2017-12-27 15:15:38 -0500
  • paul cullerton
    signed 2017-12-27 15:15:35 -0500
  • Rafa Valdez
    signed 2017-12-27 15:15:23 -0500
  • Carolyn Rogers
    signed 2017-12-27 15:15:19 -0500
    Please free Ahed abd ensure her safety and that of her family.
  • Wade Adams
    signed 2017-12-27 15:15:16 -0500
  • Sharon Longyear
    signed 2017-12-27 15:15:15 -0500
  • Tom Haynes
    signed 2017-12-27 15:15:11 -0500
    These actions go against the teachings of all religions, including the Jewish faith. As far as I know
  • Joan Sitomer
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-27 15:15:05 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink
  • Joan Sitomer
    @femprof tweeted link to this page. 2017-12-27 15:15:02 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/freeahed?recruiter_id=27583
  • Gail McDonough
    signed 2017-12-27 15:14:59 -0500
    Israel, are you now afraid of children, or are you just the new SS, beating, abusing, imprisoning,killing them just because you feel entitled to do whatever you want? Do you feel safe now that you have become the monsters of your memories?
  • Christopher Jones
    signed 2017-12-27 15:14:58 -0500
  • Sue Hoover
    signed 2017-12-27 15:14:52 -0500
  • Charlene Maker
    signed 2017-12-27 15:14:49 -0500
  • Joan Sitomer
    signed 2017-12-27 15:14:38 -0500
  • Patricia Youngson
    signed 2017-12-27 15:14:36 -0500
  • Matt Loper
    signed 2017-12-27 15:14:27 -0500
  • Ahsha Grace
    signed 2017-12-27 15:14:13 -0500
  • John Dodge
    signed 2017-12-27 15:14:11 -0500
  • Pirooz Daneshmandi
    signed 2017-12-27 15:14:09 -0500
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