Open military courtroom for Ahed's Trial

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After a video of Ahed confronting Israeli soldiers outside her house went viral, she was arrested in the middle of the night. Overnight, she became a hero for young women throughout the world. Israel wants her case to be forgotten so they have closed her trial to the public. No media, no diplomats, no human rights observers. Help us call on the US State Department to demand that Ahed’s trial be opened, and that they send a US official to monitor the trial.


Dear US State Department,

It is horrible that Israel has closed the courtroom for the military trial of 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi. They are trying to hide from the international community while they try a child in a military court with an over 99% conviction rate.

Seventeen-year-old Ahed Tamimi is facing up to 10 years in prison. Each year, Israel arrests and prosecutes around 700 Palestinian children in military court. Israel’s abuse of Palestinian children must stop.

We ask you to demand that Israel open the courtroom and that you send a representative of the US government to be present throughout Ahed Tamimi’s trial.

Sincerely,

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  • Robert Purcell
    signed 2018-06-09 20:21:33 -0400
  • kay h
    signed 2018-05-30 13:28:22 -0400
  • Glen Anderson
    signed 2018-04-06 17:19:19 -0400
    Require FAIRNESS and TRANSPARENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Martha Larsen
    signed 2018-03-29 13:57:09 -0400
  • Mamie Hansberry
    signed 2018-03-26 23:15:29 -0400
    Crime against humanity.
  • Sandra Chapman
    signed 2018-03-22 18:45:12 -0400
    This is cruelty and shes a child. Palestinians are human beings, they are children of God. This needs to stop.
  • Gayle Gililland
    signed 2018-03-21 19:18:58 -0400
    Too many young children in Israel’s prison system!!!
  • Clea Woods
    signed 2018-03-21 15:44:45 -0400
  • zohaib saeed
    signed 2018-03-21 15:27:45 -0400
  • Amanda B
    signed 2018-03-21 14:45:52 -0400
    This is wrong.
  • Maha Elias
    signed 2018-03-21 11:06:52 -0400
  • Monique Miller
    signed 2018-03-21 10:09:46 -0400
  • Sally Shaw
    signed 2018-03-21 07:57:14 -0400
  • Muhammad Bodhania
    signed 2018-03-21 05:05:57 -0400
  • Anna Adelman
    signed 2018-03-21 01:44:19 -0400
  • Maria Gstica
    signed 2018-03-21 01:38:13 -0400
    The entire case should be illegal!

    How can you take someone to court for defending their home . Wouldn’t you do the same? Of course we can buy guns at any local gun shop so we’ll be shooting for transpasding and it’ll be legal and the law on our side.
  • Lajeanne Kline
    signed 2018-03-21 01:17:16 -0400
    Let truth prevail
  • Fran Clark
    signed 2018-03-20 23:53:17 -0400
  • Muhammad A Zia
    signed 2018-03-20 23:51:57 -0400
    Please…
  • Sharmaine Malik
    signed 2018-03-20 20:35:17 -0400
  • Thomas Beveridge
    signed 2018-03-20 19:33:06 -0400
  • Christian Frosch
    signed 2018-03-20 19:22:10 -0400
    What does Israel have to hide? Let us see how they “justify” putting a child before a miltary court, after the military invaded her village and injured her family.
  • Frances Foulkrod
    signed 2018-03-20 19:15:58 -0400
    The world needs to see what Israel is doing.

    A military trial for a child who slapped a soldier who invaded her land and her home is absurd. There is nothing ‘legal’ about it.
  • Judith Berlowitz
    signed 2018-03-20 19:10:57 -0400
    Judith A. Berlowitz
  • Marjorie Johnson
    signed 2018-03-20 18:49:04 -0400
  • Marlene Foster
    signed 2018-03-20 18:41:21 -0400
  • Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman
    signed 2018-03-20 18:38:53 -0400
    It is beyond belief that Ahed’s trial will be hidden. I will also be asking my Canadian government to petition for visibility. Beyond that, the United States and Canada must be doing more to help the long suffering and persecuted people of Palestine. Our eyes were finally opened to South Africa. The people in Palestine should not be waiting for our support for so long!
  • Kathy Fitzgetald
    signed 2018-03-20 18:28:27 -0400
    This is illegal anyway. She should be given an open and fair trail that the world can see.
  • Kat Heil
    signed 2018-03-20 17:54:36 -0400
  • Rev. Inryu Ponce-Barger
    signed 2018-03-20 17:53:02 -0400
    Give her a public trial. Justice should be transparent
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