In the occupied West Bank, Israeli soldiers and settlers have continued to intensify their attacks on Palestinians, with over 150 killed since October 7. Hundreds of Palestinians have been forcibly displaced from their homes and lands due to violent threats by Israeli settlers. More than 1,400 Palestinians have been arrested by Israeli forces in the last month, including prominent human rights activist Ahed Tamimi, who was taken into custody Monday after another round of overnight Israeli raids and fighting in the West Bank. Tamimi is being accused of “inciting terrorism” and calling for the killing of Israeli settlers on social media. Her mother, Nariman Tamimi, denied her daughter ever wrote such a post, and said there are dozens of imposter social media accounts. She described the moment Ahed was taken from their family home.
Nariman Tamimi: “They came and started yelling at us. And she hugged me, and she told me not to be afraid. And she said, 'I am strong, and do not worry. You are all strong. Don't worry, my dear mother.’ Then they came and pulled us apart.”
Ahed’s father was also arrested. Click here to see our interview with Ahed Tamimi several years ago, after she was held for months by the Israeli military.