Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Israel Sentences Ahed Tamimi To Eight Months in Prison

Israel Sentences Ahed Tamimi To Eight Months in Prison Israel Sentences Ahed Tamimi To Eight Months in Prison
Charlie Simmons | 25 March, 2018, 01:40

As part of the plea bargain, the court reduced the 12 charges against her to four she was willing to accept.

Lasky wrote on Monday, "Public scrutiny is Ahed's only defense, and it is clear that without it, in secret proceedings, she can not get a fair trial". They claim she has always been exploited by her family, who they accuse of using her to try to provoke Israeli soldiers on film.

Amnesty said in an emailed statement after Tamimi's conviction that her sentence was at odds with worldwide law saying imprisonment of a minor must be used only as a last resort for the shortest appropriate period of time. "There is no justice under the occupation", she said, according to a news release from the campaign organized to free her.

Ahed Tamimi, 17, became a hero to Palestinians after the December 15 incident outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh was streamed live on Facebook by her mother and went viral. "We see what we see in the clip but still, when we hear the insane message that Ahed's cousin Muhammad, who was shot in the head, fell off his bike and was hurt by the handles of his bike. then we see that there is much more than what happened in the clip".

"During this period, 562 Palestinian children and minors were arrested from all over the West Bank and East Jerusalem", the report said.

17-year-old Ahed has been arrested in December when two soldiers blocked the way of her home in the village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank while she and her cousin approached them and started pushing them to move away. She said "they are trying to deter other Palestinian youth from resisting occupation as Ahed did".

The video shows the cousins approaching two soldiers and telling them to leave before shoving, kicking and slapping them.

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An anti-occupation Israeli NGO said this week that Palestinian minors suffer a "systematic violation" of their rights under the Israeli military juvenile court system.

Although the eight-month prison sentence appears to be rather stringent, some Israeli officials believe Tamimi should receive a harsher punishment as she, a teenager, made the Israeli military look "weak".

An Israeli military court had ruled that Azarya's act was motivated by revenge.

Ahed's arrest made worldwide headlines and rallied global support for her freedom, causing major embarassment for Israel.

Human Rights Watch also condemned the sentencing. "In the vast majority of cases, these Palestinian children will have no other reasonable choice but to concede to guilt within the scope of a plea bargain". "In return, Ahed will get the minimum sentence of 8 months instead of spending at least 3 years in prison based on what the military prosecutor initially pursued", Avaaz said.

Clashes erupted after Friday prayers when Palestinians staged demonstrations against the Israeli occupation and the USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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