US: Hundreds protest for jailed Palestinian teen in NY
Protestors chant against Israel, showed their support for Ahed Tamimi at one of busiest spots in New York
By Safvan Allahverdi
Hundreds on Friday gathered inside of Grand Central Terminal in New York, demanding the release of the
Protestors chanted and carried banners reading “Release Ahed Tamimi Now”, “US has to stop helping Israel” and "Palestinian prisoners needs to be released".
In a press release handed out during the demonstration, Israel was accused of illegally detaining her and information was given
Videos and pictures of Ahed confronting and slapping Israeli soldiers have gone viral for weeks.
The teenager and her mother Nariman were ordered to be detained behind bars for an additional eight days by Ofer Court Monday, located near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
The statement said
“Ahed is also accused of opposing the work of the army, participating in rebellious demonstrations and encouraging others to participate in these, and her mother Nariman is accused of involvement in the same events and encouraging participation in these activities from her Facebook account.”
The reason for the extension of the detention period is
Footage from a Dec. 15 confrontation with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh showed
Nariman also pushes the soldiers.
On Dec. 19, Israeli forces detained Ahed in Nabi Saleh. Her mother and cousin
The latest case is not
Then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Ahed to personally convey his admiration.
Since then, at least 15 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured in clashes with security forces in the West Bank, East Jerusalem