Mohammad Tamimi, the cousin of Palestinian resistance symbol Ahed Tamimi went into a coma for three days after being shot point-blank in the face by Israeli soldiers during an overnight raid on Dec. 19 on their Ramallah house.
The rubber bullet went through 14-year-old Mohammad’s jaw and exited through the top of his head.
Mohammad, who was admitted to the hospital and underwent a six-hour operation, went into a coma for three days. Doctors had to surgically remove a part of his scalp in order to alleviate pressure on his skull. He will undergo yet another operation in the coming days.
Mohammad Tamimi was previously arrested and spent three months in an Israeli jail. He went through this terrifying ordeal just five months after being released from prison.
Victim of another Israeli attack
Mohammad Tamimi, who lives in the West Bank city of Ramallah, became a Palestinian symbol who exposed Israeli cruelty against unarmed women and children, which led to global condemnation.
An Israeli soldier attempted to arrest then 12-year-old Muhammed whose broken arm was in a cast. Video footage of Tamimi’s family trying to stop the soldier from arresting him sparked worldwide outrage.
They met with Erdoğan
In 2012, Tamimi escaped arrest after his aunt, and cousin Ahed, who became known as the “rebelious girl who stood up to the Israeli army,” fought back with all their might against the soldier.
The Tamimi family were invited to Turkey in 2012 and met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who awarded Ahed with the “Hanzala Courage Award.”
Israel earns millions
setting excessive bail for release of Palestinian children
Israel continues to mentally and physically abuse Muslims living in Palestine by increasing its terror activities every day. Children are being detained and tortured in the region where violence prevails, and they are only released when a large amount of bail is paid.Sixteen-year-old Fawzi al-Junaidi, who was arrested on Dec. 14 by more than 20 Israeli soldiers during protests held in the West Bank against trump’s decision declaring Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, was released on 10,000 shekels ($2,880) bail, after being detained for three weeks. Al-Junaidi has been a symbol of Palestinian resistance against the occupying state of Israel.In 2017, over 400 children between the ages of 14 and 25 were released by Israel, demanding 10,000-15,000 shekels ($3,000-4,000) per child. Israel has earned over $1.5 million in 2017 by selling the freedom of Palestinian children in this manner.Israeli court extends Palestinian teen's detentionSeven thousand Palestinians still detainedThe most important reason Israel resorts to earning money on the freedom of children is that the Palestinian families live in poverty. The occupying state keeps the amount high as they are sure that the families cannot afford to pay the set bail. Palestinian Muslims collect money thanks to their culture of solidarity, and save the children from the prisons of Israel.While 7,000 Palestinians are still detained in Israeli prisons, 591 people, including 300 children, are being given life sentences. Israeli troops, conducting pre-dawn raids on Wednesday in various regions of the occupied West Bank, detained 14 more Palestinians.There are nearly 3,000 associations in Israel aiming to Judaize Jerusalem. The Ir David Foundation, also known as Elad, has an income of $1.5 billion. Moreover, the Municipality of Jerusalem gives $1 million in financial support to the projects aiming to Judaize Jerusalem, while the annual amount of money transferred by Muslims to Jerusalem is no more than $15 million per year.Palestinian activist Tamimi’s Twitter account deletedThe Twitter account of Ahed al-Tamimi, the brave teenager who was detained by Israeli forces, has been deleted. Claims say the account was closed as the number of its followers, which was 3,500 before, reached 14,000 in a week. Tamimi’s relatives confirmed that the account was closed by Twitter. Palestinians launched a campaign for the reopening of her account.
Jailed Palestinian Tamimi’s Twitter account deleted
The Twitter account of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, who was arrested and imprisoned by the Israeli military last week in a dawn raid at her house in the occupied West Bank, has been deleted.The reason behind the deletion of the teen’s account so far remains unknown, and it is not yet clear whether Twitter itself deactivated the account; a relative of Tamimi, however, said that it was deleted by Twitter "due to a campaign or a call by Zionists to block it or delete it."After a video of her confrontation with Israeli soldiers at a protest in Nabi Saleh against Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem as the Israeli capital went viral, 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi was arrested at her home at 3 a.m. last Tuesday and now faces charges of attacking soldiers. Her mother was arrested shortly afterward.On Sunday, Israel’s Ofer Court, located near the West Bank city of Ramallah, turned down a request by Ahed's lawyer for her release on bail, Bassem al-Tamimi, the girl’s father, told Anadolu Agency.According to Tamimi, Ahed, her mother Nariman, and her cousin Nour are all slated to appear in court on Monday where they will face charges of participating in what Israeli officials have described as “violent riots” and resisting Israeli security forces. Ahed’s father, mother and brothers have all been repeatedly arrested by the authorities for their fierce opposition to Israel’s decades-long occupation of Palestinian land.Gabi Laski, Tamimi’s lawyer, said that she has been transferred between several prisons in Israel.Palestinian detainees’ hands and feet are typically shacked with metal chains during these transfers, which may result in serious physical and emotional exhaustion.These prison transfers take place against international law which states that the transfer of Palestinians from the occupied territory into Israeli territory is illegal.On Dec. 6, U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, drawing condemnation from across the Arab and Muslim world and sparking angry protests across the Palestinian territories.Since then, 15 Palestinians have been martyred -- and thousands more injured -- in clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.Seven thousand Palestinians face torture in Israeli prisonsJailed Palestinian child returns to familyIsrael continues to abuse Palestinians
Israel continues to abuse Palestinians
The Israeli government, worrying about a third Intifada following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, is trying to break the Palestinians’ resistance by putting psychological pressure on them.A recent video has emerged showing Oren Hazan, an Israeli member of parliament, boarding a bus that was carrying Palestinian families visiting their imprisoned relatives, and verbally abusing them.Another significant situation is the unjust and unlawful treatment of Ahed al-Tamimi, a teenage Palestinian activist, who was arrested last week and whose detention has been extended for another four days. Her arrest comes as Tel Aviv prepares to vote on a legislation allowing the death sentence of detained Palestinians.Video: Israeli politician harasses PalestiniansDeputy insults, threatens familiesAccompanied by cameras, Hazan, a deputy of Israel’s ruling Likud Party, raided a bus carrying Palestinian families on their way to visit their imprisoned relatives, and verbally harassed them. The video shows Hazan yelling at a prisoner’s mother saying that her son is a “dog” and an “insect.” The woman responded to him saying, “My son is the best of men. A dog is whoever calls him a dog.” Stumped by her courage, Hazan threatened the woman to prevent her from visiting her son, and said: “If you continue like this here, you will not see them alive.""I will make sure that you are not allowed to visit here anymore. You are not wanted here. You educated your son to murder,” he told another mother.The Israeli parliament ordered additional security measures for Hazan, the Jerusalem Post reported on Tuesday.‘Barbaric’Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem in a written statement slammed Hazan and called his actions “banditry” and “barbaric.”The statement said that the attack was “sadistic” and his behavior mirrored that of the occupation and its leaders.The International Committee of the Red Cross on Monday said, "Families have the right to visit their loved ones in a dignified manner. It is the responsibility of the competent authorities to ensure that the visits take place safely and without interference."Israel uses US modelThe Israeli government prepares to vote on the draft bill allowing the death penalty to detained Palestinians on Wednesday, as it failed to silence Palestinians that took to the streets after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem.Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman stated that the draft bill will be submitted to parliament on Wednesday.“The U.S. also has such a legislation. Thus, it’s appropriate for Israel to follow such a powerful democratic system in the world,” Liberman said.The draft bill should be voted on in three rounds in parliament in order to be put into force. Israeli forces using disproportionate force have detained hundreds of Palestinians protesting Trump’s decision on Jerusalem.Psychological pressureIt was revealed that 16-year-old Ahed al-Tamimi, a symbol of the Palestinian resistance, who has been held in a prison by Israel for more than a week, has not even been allowed a change of clothes since she was detained.Gabi Laski, the lawyer of Tamimi, whose detention was extended for another four days, said that she has been transferred between several prisons in Israel. Palestinian detainees’ hands and feet are typically shacked with metal chains during these transfers, which may result in serious physical and emotional exhaustion. These prison transfers take place against international law which states that the transfer of Palestinians from the occupied territory into Israeli territory is illegal.Laski noted that these policies of Israel try to “break the spirit” of the Palestinian prisoners.Ethiopia calls for Turkish investments, says envoyIndonesia condemns Guatemala for Israeli embassy moveLebanese demand release of jailed Palestinian teenager