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Israelis Arrest Prominent Palestinian Activist on International Women’s Day

I wonder how Israel’s paid Internet trolls will spin this one? Manal Tamimi, mother and nonviolent activist for Palestinian human rights is arrested–on International Women’s Day, no less. Tamimi is from Nabi Saleh, the same West Bank village I highlighted in a post yesterday. Do check it out if you haven’t seen it.

That post focused on one of Nabi Saleh’s younger residents, Ahmed Tamimi, but Manal Tamimi, as you can see, is a bit older. Moreover, she has a nice habit of documenting events in Occupied Palestine, and particularly in her home village, on her Twitter page. In the video below, you can see her discussing the role of women in the Palestinian resistance.

So my question is–why would the Israelis arrest a woman like this, and on International Women’s Day, of all days of the year? Is it an expression of contempt? Are they trying to send a message? And could the news item below possibly have something to do with it?

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/209080#.Vt-DjvkrKUk

It seems the Israelis are mad at the UN again and throwing another tantrum. Let’s hope Ms. Tamimi is freed and that she makes it safely back to her home and family.

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