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  4. Ahed Tamimi is 16. She was ripped from her bed and taken to an Israeli prison where she’s being interrogated for hours on end. Tomorrow, her small family will march calling for her release — let’s join them and show millions of us around the world stand with Ahed. Avaaz will deliver our call at her court hearing on Monday.

    Dear friends,

    Imagine soldiers breaking into your home, ripping you from your bed as your mother begs them to let you go. They don’t. You’re taken to a prison where you endure terrifying interrogation tactics for hours on end.

    You’re 16. You think you’re a tough adult, and you act like one — but really you’re still a child.

    This just happened to Ahed Tamimi in Palestine — fiery Ahed who’s been an activist since she was 7 years old.

    Tomorrow, Ahed’s family will march calling for her release. We can’t join them physically, but we can show that millions of us around the world stand with her. Add your name to the open letter to free Ahed, and Avaaz will deliver our voices at her court hearing on Monday:

    Free Ahed and all Palestinian kids locked up by the occupation

    Ahed is not alone — thousands of kids have been through this same routine and are now locked up in Israeli cells. Most of them for the same purpose: protesting the occupation to protect their families and their homes.

    Ahed was targeted after a video went viral showing her slapping an Israeli soldier outside her home. This happened after her cousin was shot in the face by soldiers and taken to ICU. She’s seen them headlock and harass her little brother, and take away her village’s only water source. She’s seen a lot. Most of us would want to kick the soldiers off our doorsteps too.

    But no matter what we think of Ahed’s response, the charges against her are absurd — she could face 7 years in prison! She was an unarmed girl confronting armed soldiers who’ve taken everything away from her people. We can’t sit back and allow the Israeli courts to shave years off this girl’s life just for this incident.

    One way to help set Ahed free and protect thousands more children in Palestine is to make this letter massive. Add your name, and share this with everyone:

    Free Ahed and all Palestinian kids locked up by the occupation

    Some of us might not agree on the Israel/Palestine issue – but we can at least agree on one thing: kids who’ve been raised seeing their homes bulldozed before their eyes should not face years in prison for throwing rocks at armed soldiers who use live gunfire against them. Let us be the community that helps our leaders see this too.

    With hope,

    Fadi, Rewan, Mohammad, Alice and the entire Avaaz team

    More information:
    Palestinian teen activist could face years in prison after slapping an Israeli soldier (ABC News)

    Palestinian Ahed Tamimi arrested by Israeli forces (Al Jazeera)

    Avaaz is a 44-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


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