On January 3 Musab Tamimi became the first Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces in the year 2018. Musab was the 16-year-old cousin of Ahed Tamimi, who remains imprisoned for slapping an Israeli soldier.
It is customary in Palestinian society to make posters of those killed by Israeli forces. For bereaved family members, it is a way of paying tribute to lost loved ones. Yesterday, on January 18, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, in an article by Gideon Levy and Alex Levac, reported that Israeli soldiers defaced a poster of Musab with stars of David and filthy graffiti.
A few days ago I posted an article about children’s books by Jewish authors, a disproportionately high number of which were found by Andrew Joyce, the writer of the article, to have been included on a list of “banned and challenged books” that is yearly maintained by the American Library Association (ALA).
Not long after I posted the article, a friend sent me an email about the children’s book you see above.
[ Ed. note – Another sign of Israel’s growing pariah status ]
The British government has responded to the arrest of Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi saying that the Israeli occupation forces should not have been in Nabi Saleh in the first place.
In oral questions yesterday, Labour MP Julie Elliott asked Alistair Burt, minister of state for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, whether he shared her “outrage” over the “continued detention of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi”.
In the video above (hat tip Greg Bacon) we see an interview conducted with Ahed Tamimi in 2016 by Abby Martin. At one point, Martin asks Tamimi about a necklace she is wearing around her neck. The girl replies that the pendant consists of bullets that were taken from an uncle who was martyred–apparently a reference to Rushdi Tamimi, who was shot in the back by Israeli forces in 2012 and who died the following morning.
(See additional updates below article)
This video apparently shows an Israeli tear gas attack on the Tamimi home in Nabi Saleh that took place back in 2010. The video was uploaded in 2013. The following is from the video description (note the “update” tacked on at the end):
“I am very worried about my daughter. Her fate is now in the hands of people who don’t even see Palestinians as full human beings.”
Those are the words of Bassem Tamimi, father of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who at a hearing today was formally indicted on 12 counts by an Israeli military court.