Brother Of Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Sentenced For Stone-Throwing

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Above Photo: Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her brother Waed Tamimi. (Supplied)

Waed Tamimi, the brother of the Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi who became a symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after slapping two soldiers has been sentenced to jail for throwing stones at a police officer, the army said Tuesday.

Waed Tamimi, confessed to his role in a March 2017 “violent riot” in which an Israeli police officer was wounded by stones thrown by Palestinians at his vehicle, according to a military court ruling from Monday.

Since he had already received a suspended sentence for stoning Israeli security forces in 2016, he was handed a 14-month sentence for the 2017 incident as part of a plea bargain, the court document said.

Asked by the court if he had anything to say, the 22-year-old said: “I have nothing to add. There will be no third time,” according to the ruling, which was published by the army on Tuesday.

The incident took place in Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank, where the Tamimi family lives.

Tamimi’s sister, Ahed, was released from prison last month after an eight-month sentence for hitting and kicking two Israeli soldiers in front of her house in the occupied West Bank.

In an interview the day after her release, the now 17-year-old told AFP that she understood she had become a “symbol” of the Palestinian cause.

Video of that incident went viral, leading to praise and support from Palestinians but scorn from Israelis who accused her activist family of using her in staged provocations.

Rights groups harshly criticized Israel for the length of Ahed Tamimi’s sentence.

  • Cybad4d4

    Familial Punshment: The targeted Collective Punishment of this courageous family highlights the fear and fragililty of the zionist entity which is wholly dependent the manipulation of an ignorant/disinformed and xenophobic population.