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.


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  • Michael Gertz
    signed 2017-12-27 15:02:00 -0500
  • Stephanie Riccobene
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-27 15:01:55 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink
  • ahmaduhhs
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:49 -0500
  • Paul Lerman
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:46 -0500
  • Stephanie Riccobene
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:41 -0500
  • Lydia
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:40 -0500
  • Rick Stamm
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:38 -0500
    I have visited Palestine and have friends there. I always knew the occupation was very bad but this is going to a new low.
  • Al Krause
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:37 -0500
  • Abel Dalie
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:35 -0500
    Once oppressed now the oppressors that’s what Zionism is..
  • Al Kapsones
    @avansprakelaar tweeted link to this page. 2017-12-27 15:01:28 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/freeahed?recruiter_id=659770
  • Jonathan Brinning
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:27 -0500
  • Brandon Kozak
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:26 -0500
  • Jessica Oliver Creitz
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:22 -0500
  • Patricia Erwin
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:21 -0500
    These comments by Israelites are very sad.
  • Joshua Mitchell
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:14 -0500
  • Radia Amari
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:08 -0500
  • Allison Cox
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:05 -0500
    She is a minor! And her relative was shot with a rubber bullet just before she angrily confronted the soldiers! Stop abusing minors and women to further your political goals!
  • Farah Chohan
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:01 -0500
  • Lois White
    signed 2017-12-27 15:01:01 -0500
  • donna b
    signed 2017-12-27 15:00:54 -0500
    Prime Minister Netanyahu, as a man with a mother and wife, and maybe sisters or daughters, we implore you to release Ahed and do your part to stop the senseless violence against Palestinians and women in particular. PEACE!
  • James G. Hanink
    signed 2017-12-27 15:00:51 -0500
    James G. Hanink
  • John Baldwin
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-27 15:00:46 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink
  • Linda Veiga
    signed 2017-12-27 15:00:44 -0500
  • Nicolas J S Davies
    signed 2017-12-27 15:00:29 -0500
  • Richard Perras
    signed 2017-12-27 15:00:24 -0500
  • John Baldwin
    signed 2017-12-27 15:00:22 -0500
    No real man would advocate the torture of a minor child. Shame on you all!
  • Dan Broadway
    signed 2017-12-27 15:00:21 -0500
  • Elizabeth Gilarowski
    signed 2017-12-27 15:00:20 -0500
  • Phoebe J. Knopf
    signed 2017-12-27 15:00:18 -0500
  • Dwain Jones
    signed 2017-12-27 15:00:13 -0500

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