These days there is just so much injustice that it is overwhelming and you wonder if anything will ever change.People lives ruined by the greedy and powerful, by fanatics trying to shape the world the way they want it for their own advantage in total disregard for the rights and the lives of others, even those whose lives have barely begun such a Palestinian children arrested and incarcerated by the Israeli military.
Please sign and share the following petition concerning Ahed Tamimi age only 16 who could face up to 10 years in prison. Please act quickly Ahed case goes to court February 6th
Free Ahed Tamimi
“We demand the release of Ahed and all Palestinian children wrongly held in military prisons.
The international community must put an end to the detention and ill-treatment of children in these prisons. Enough is enough.
To Ahed and all the children in Israeli military jails: We stand by your side, and are holding you in our hearts. We will not give up until you are free. You are not alone. ”
Days ago soldiers stormed my house in the dead of night and dragged my 16 year old daughter to prison. Now my little girl is in a cold cell.
My name is Basim Tamimi. I have dedicated my life to civil resistance. That’s why the army is holding my baby — they want to crush my spirit. But I have been a member of Avaaz for eight years — I have seen the power of this community if we all stand together against injustice.
My little girl’s case goes to court on February 6 — but Israel’s military courts convict 99% of Palestinians, even if they are kids. Please join my urgent call — we’ll deliver it directly to global leaders.”
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/free_ahed_global_loc/?wMsmGdb This is a quick sign petition which I hope you will share widely.
Here are some little known facts concerning the Palestinian conflict regarding children held as Prisoners by Israel
During the last five decades 45,000 Palestinian children have been detained by the military
“Since 2000, an estimated 12,000 Palestinian children have been
detained by Israeli forces from the occupied West Bank and held in the Israeli military detention
system — many of them are as young as 12 years old. In some cases, even 6 and 7 year olds
have been detained by the military as well. Israel prosecutes between 500 and 700 Palestinian
children in military courts each year, and hundreds more are arrested and released later without
An average of 200-300 children are held in Israeli detention on a monthly basis.”
Regardless of our stance on this conflict I am sure most of us will be appalled at this grave mistreatment of children.
More information and further action from Amnesty international.
“16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi could face up to ten years in prison over an altercation with Israeli soldiers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).
Ahed, charged with aggravated assault of soldiers and incitement, will also remain in custody until the end of her trial.”
According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Israel is a state party, the arrest, detention or imprisonment of children must be used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time.
Ahed’s detention does not meet this criteria. In fact, nothing the teen has done can justify her continued detention – it is outrageously excessive for such a comparatively small crime and entirely inappropriate for a child. The Israeli authorities must acknowledge this and release her immediately.
“Ahed’s lawyer says she has faced several long and aggressive interrogation sessions, sometimes during the night, and that interrogators have threatened the safety of her family.
Her family says she has also endured several physically-exhausting transfers from prison to court alongside other child detainees, without access to a toilet.
Continue reading and please take the suggested action
Military prisons are not the place for children under any circumstances.