Middle East

Israel bans Al-Tamimi from traveling abroad

Palestinian resistance icon and her family were planning to take part in some events in Europe

Fatih Hafız Mehmet   | 07.09.2018
Israel bans Al-Tamimi from traveling abroad File photo

Ankara

By Esat Firat

RAMALLAH, Palestine

Israel has banned Palestinian resistance icon Ahed al-Tamimi and her family from traveling abroad, her father said Friday.

Basim al-Tamimi told Anadolu Agency that he and his family had planned to travel to Europe via Jordan, participate in some events and discuss the Palestinian resistance movement and the experience of being detained in Israel.

But they were informed by Palestinian authorities that Israel had banned them from traveling abroad.

They had planned to leave Friday morning, he said, adding the authorities did not provide a reason for the ban.

On July 29, the Israeli authorities released Ahed al-Tamimi and her mother, Nariman, after both had served eight months behind bars.

The 17-year-old was arrested last December and was later slapped with an eight-month jail term for “attacking” an Israeli soldier.

In 2012, Istanbul’s Basaksehir Municipality granted al-Tamimi the prestigious Hanzala Courage Award for defying Israeli soldiers who had just arrested her brother.

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