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Standout for Ahed Tamimi and all children being held as political prisoners.

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Downtown crossing Boston • Boston

The Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights is answering the Global Call for Justice for Ahed Tamimi and all children being held as political prisoners.

Ahed Tamimi is from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh which has, since 2009, held weekly demonstrations  protesting the Israeli Occupation and loss of its land to a nearby settlement.  She was 16 years old when she was arrested two months ago for slapping an Israeli soldier who had entered the yard of her house shortly after her 14-year-old cousin was seriously wounded by being shot point blank in the face by a rubber bullet.  She has been in an Israeli military prison ever since, along with her mother Nariman who filmed the incident.  
Today, February 13, Ahed's trial in a military court begins behind closed doors.  Education Minister Naftali Bennett has said she and her 21-year-old cousin Nur, who was with Ahed during the confrontation with the soldiers, should be imprisoned for the rest of their lives.
Military 'justice' for Palestinians is a travesty.  It results in conviction rates of 99.74 percent, including for children as young as 12 years of age.  Hundreds of Palestinian children are currently in Israeli jails where they are subjected to beatings, stress positions, sleep deprivation, solitary confinement and deprived of visits from their parents and lawyers.  According to the Palestinian legal organization Addameer, more than 12,000 Palestinian children under the age of 18 have been arrested since the year 2000.
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