An Israeli court denied, Sunday, an appeal for the release of detained world-renowned teen journalist, ‘Ahed Tamimi, 17, who stands accused of “assaulting soldiers,” who raided her family home in Nabi Saleh town, near Ramallah, before abducting her along with her mother, last Tuesday.
A video published on social media outlets showed Tamimi in court, cuffed and surrounded by Israeli officers, when a woman’s voice could be heard in the background saying, “’Hello Ahed, are you OK?” before the teenage girl nodded, while the soldiers were trying to prevent any communication her.
It is worth mentioning that, one day after the soldiers abducted ‘Ahed and her mother, the army invaded Nabi Saleh again and abducted her cousin Noor Tamimi.
The Israeli army is claiming that ‘Ahed attacked a soldier, when many officers attempted to invade her home.
Her father, Bassam Tamimi, stated that the Israeli court denied appeals filed for her release, and decided to remand her for an additional period, while the Israeli prosecution is trying to ramp up illegal charges against her.
“The Israeli occupation claims that it has a legal system, but such a system does not exist as these courts are run by the military which illegally occupies our land, and serves this colonialist regime and illegal occupation of our land,” he said.
It is worth mentioning that, when the soldiers abducted ‘Ahed, she was trying to stop them from occupying her home’s rooftop, to use it as a firing post against and a monitoring tower, in her town, known for ongoing nonviolent resistance against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies.