How did Ahed Tamimi Become a Palestinian National Icon?
by Josefin Dolsten
August 2, 2018
When Ahed Tamimi left an Israeli prison on Sunday after eight months, she returned home to jubilation from friends and family in her West Bank hometown of Nabi Saleh. The 17-year-old Palestinian activist also was celebrated as a hero around the world for what some see as her bravery in confronting Israeli soldiers. Many in Israel, meanwhile, view her as a pawn in a Palestinian scheme to stage provocations with soldiers to make Israel look bad in the media. And many think she is succeeding. But Tamimi isn’t just any Palestinian teen. She comes from a prominent Palestinian activist family and has a long history of scuffling with Israeli soldiers. READ MORE
JERUSALEM POST Arnold Roth: More Horror than Heroism: Ahed Tamimi… The Palestinian Arabs have many needs but what this girl stands for – more anger, more bitterness and more failure – delivers nothing of value to them. They don’t hear this from the news industry – the reporters and editors who have built a podium for Ahed Tamimi and her enablers.