#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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  • Natalie Baldwin
    signed 2018-02-13 12:51:56 -0500
  • Rose Bartel
    signed 2018-02-13 12:12:51 -0500
  • Rebecca Flynn
    signed 2018-02-13 12:02:57 -0500
    Rebecca Flynn
  • Jane Roberts
    signed 2018-02-13 11:35:38 -0500
  • Sheekila Klijn
    signed 2018-02-13 11:30:38 -0500
  • Christina Botonaki
    signed 2018-02-13 11:09:01 -0500
    Free her, she is a child.
  • Susan Conway
    signed 2018-02-13 10:47:37 -0500
    Susan Conway
  • Victoria Young
    signed 2018-02-13 10:44:55 -0500
    Watching closely from Chicago. Release Ahed Tamimi and all other Palestinian minors or you will be known as Israel, the only modern civilization that that abuses the “Rights of the Child”.
  • Irene Abugattas
    signed 2018-02-13 10:40:21 -0500
    Irene Abugattas
  • Thomas Warren
    signed 2018-02-13 10:38:12 -0500
  • Josie Isherwood
    signed 2018-02-13 10:37:32 -0500
  • Soruche Saajedi
    signed 2018-02-13 10:35:04 -0500
  • James York
    signed 2018-02-13 10:33:55 -0500
  • Ehab Rabah
    @Hitteen48 tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-13 09:47:13 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/freeahed?recruiter_id=743560
  • Ehab Rabah
    signed 2018-02-13 09:46:38 -0500
  • Joe Ó Máirtín
    signed 2018-02-13 08:41:25 -0500
    The Israeli state seem more desperate than ever.

    I don’t know why Governments continually support them

    #freeahed
  • kerry hoffman
    signed 2018-02-13 03:54:39 -0500
  • Barbara Ferreira
    signed 2018-02-13 02:47:09 -0500
  • Maryam Matin
    signed 2018-02-13 02:33:59 -0500
  • Anna Woods
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-13 01:55:21 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink
  • Anna Woods
    signed 2018-02-13 01:52:11 -0500
  • Jodi Sarda
    signed 2018-02-13 00:37:26 -0500
    The whole world is watching as you harass and abuse this child political prisoner.
  • Laura McHenry
    signed 2018-02-12 23:58:23 -0500
  • Florian Tinschert
    signed 2018-02-12 23:48:40 -0500
  • Mary Lucchese
    signed 2018-02-12 22:48:48 -0500
  • Nick Robson
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-12 22:30:43 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink
  • Nick Robson
    @nick_cayman tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-12 22:30:41 -0500
    #FreeAhed immediately! No teenage girl should endure abuse & humiliation under harsh #occupation. via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/freeahed?recruiter_id=482531
  • Nicholas Robson
    signed 2018-02-12 22:30:21 -0500
  • Jo Wilcox
    signed 2018-02-12 22:21:20 -0500
  • Olympia Foster
    signed 2018-02-12 21:42:43 -0500
    Olympia Foster
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