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The Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi was released in jubilant scenes from Israeli jail



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JERUSALEM – A Palestinian teenager who became an international protest icon after beating Israeli soldiers, was arrested on Sunday after her release from Israel Welcomed by a Follower

Ahed Tamimi, 17, was received with banners, cheers, and Palestinian flags as she entered her occupied village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank after spending eight months in Israeli jail for the work of Israeli soldiers [1

9659004] Tamimi wiped the tears from her eyes as she and her parents, Bassem and Nariman Tamimi, were surrounded by journalists and supporters.

Tamimi was arrested in front of her house in December with her mother in front of two Israeli soldiers and beat her as she told them to leave. Nariman filmed the incident and posted it online, where he quickly became viral and made her daughter a symbol of resistance to the Israeli occupation.

  Image: The Italian artist Jorit Agoch paints a mural by Ahed Tamim
The Italian artist Jorit Agoch paints image of Ahed Tamimi at the Israeli Separation Wall in the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank MUSA AL SHAER / AFP – Getty Images

With her unruly blond mane, Tamimi defied the longtime stereotype of Palestinian activists as a hardened warrior and rocker. she throws young men, revitalizes a population discouraged by years of Israeli occupation.

But in Israel, many see her as a provocateur, irritant, or threat to the military's deterrent policy

"Israel acts too kindly with this kind of terrorist," said Israel's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Uri Ariel on Sunday. Israel must crack down on those who beat its soldiers.

Deputy Israeli minister Michael Oren indignated in January after he admitted that the Tamimis were the subject of a secret investigation into whether they were indeed "fair-skinned" actors and not a real family.

Dozens of Palestinians were waiting shortly after 9 am (2 pm ET) on the release of Tamimi at the Jbara checkpoint in the West Bank A short time later in Nabi Saleh, supporters greeted their homes with Palestinian flags planted on the roof of their house.


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