Arab teenage girl Ahed Tamimi, 17, was released from military prison Sunday morning after serving eight months behind bars attacking an IDF soldier and an officer. Tamimi was documented along with her cousin Nur as the two kicked and slapped the company commander and his soldier in the village of Nabi Saleh in southern Samaria.
As part of a plea bargain, Tamimi agreed to serve eight months in prison and pay a fine of $1,375.
It would have been interesting to watch the outcome of Tamimi’s “brave” attack had her subject been a Syrian, Iraqi, or even Hamas or Palestinian Authority soldier.
Tamimi’s mother, who had been convicted of similar offenses, was also released on Sunday. Ahed’s statement as she left prison was: “Resistance will persist until the occupation is eliminated.” Which means that she will probably be at it again soon – at least as long as she hasn’t hit age 18.
The indictment filed against Tamimi in January charged her with an assault on the two soldiers, and included five other recorded assaults against Israeli security forces with stones, threats, disrupting their activities, incitement and disturbances.
Which brings up the question of why was the teen girl arrested only after the world had watched her humiliation of IDF soldiers and not for those previous offenses.
The shameful attack took place at the end of 2017, when Tamimi approached the soldiers, accompanied by her mother, a relative and several other girls, and began to shout and beat the soldiers – who only tried to avoid the beating and the slapping but did not respond – obviously because, had they slapped the little monster across her face as any normal human being would have done, they would have surely faced a court martial.