Free the Tamimis Global Day of Action- today 18 February!
IWPS know the Tamimi family well, and we are in awe of their resilient resistance, steadfastness, sense of justice and hospitality. Anyone who comes to Nabi Saleh to support their peaceful protests against the occupation and against the theft of their land and well, are invited in for tea and invited to ask questions to learn more of their struggle. Year in and year out, their aim is merely for the world to know the truth.
Reports that the family is not real or actors is, to anyone who has ever stepped foot in their village and homes, completely ridiculous. The family is no stranger to being targeted by the Israeli Occupation Army, but with the current international interest in mainstream media – we have an opportunity to show the world our support for the family and demand the release of Ahed, Nariman, Mohammad and Osama, as well as all Palestinian prisoners.
Free the Tamimis Campaign calls on allies, comrades and supporters around the world to protest the ongoing incarceration and systematic targeting of members of the Tamimi family and the village of Nabi Saleh.
What can you do on the 18th of February?
1. Organize marches and sit-ins in front of the Israeli embassies and consulates.
2. Organize vigils in your towns, neighborhoods, and streets.
3. Call and email your political representatives and demand they take action.
4. Take it to social media and use #FreetheTamimis
Here is a useful summary of what has happened in the last couple of months from Free the Tamimis campaign:
On Tuesday the 19th of December 2017, 17 year old Ahed Tamimi was arrested from her family home in Nabi Saleh by the Israeli army under the cover of darkness. Ahed is one of over 300 Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. Her mother, Nariman Tamimi was arrested later on the same day when she went to inquire about her daughter. On Thursday the 11th of January 2018, Mohammad Tamimi, Ahed’s cousin, was arrested from his home in Nabi Saleh. 11 days later, his brother Osama was also arrested on his way home from work. All of them remain incarcerated and have been subjected to sleep deprivation, emotional abuse and inhumane interrogation.
The Tamimi family and the village of Nabi Saleh are targets of a political campaign that aims to crush their resistance to the Israeli settler colonial regime. The Free the Tamimis Campaign calls on Palestine’s allies, comrades and supporters around the world to take action and demand the release of Ahed, Nariman, Mohammad and Osama, as well as all Palestinian prisoners.
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