Jewish-American comedian Sarah Silverman is at the center of a Twitter storm, after tweeting in support of detained Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi.

It all started on February 16, when Silverman tweeted in support of Ahed Tamimi – the Palestinian teenager who was detained by Israel in December, after she was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier. She has since become a global symbol of the Palestinian resistance movement.

Silverman tweeted, according to Days of Palestine, that “Jews have to stand up EVEN when – ESPECIALLY when – the wrongdoing is BY Jews/the Israeli government.

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