The media hype around the Russia-Ukraine conflict is often manipulative and false. There has been a blatant double standard, supporting actions by Ukrainians that have been condemned when Palestinians did the same thing…
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As Israel considers adopting the death sentence for Palestinians, it is worth recalling that under occupation, Palestinians already face harsh injustice and that such a law would be illegal according to international law. The examples of Elor Azaria’s 9-month prison term for killing an unarmed, injured Palestinian at point-blank range, and Ahed Tamimi’s 8-month sentence for slapping an IDF soldier, indicate that the Israeli “justice” system is already severely lopsided.
Ahed Tamimi slapped an IDF soldier in Dec 2017, was arrested & pled guilty to 1 count of assault in a plea bargain, & is free after 8 months in prison.
Mohammad Tamimi, 15-yr-old cousin of Ahed Tamimi, wants to live his life (with 1/3 of his skull missing). Israeli forces shot him in the head; now apparently they want him behind bars.
Israel has detained Mohammad Tamimi, a minor who Israeli forces shot in the face last December, for the 2nd time since the shooting.
Deputy Knesset Speaker Bezalel Smotrich tweeted that Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi “should have gotten a bullet at least in the kneecap,” drawing an angry response from feminist Jewish MK Michel Rozin. Tamimi is serving 8 months for slapping a soldier, after soldiers had shot her cousin in the face.
Mohammed Ayyash is just like any other boy – only cooler. And braver.
Israeli lawyer Gaby Lasky, who is defending Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, has accused Israeli investigators of sexual harassment against the girl.
Elor Azaria took the life of a man who was no threat and received a lenient sentence. His sentence has been reduced to 9 months, though he shows no remorse. (Contrast Ahed Tamimi, who slapped an IDF soldier in full armor, and has just reached a plea bargain that will give her a total prison time of 10 months.)
A Palestinian American reminisces about growing up under occupation, learning to treasure land, home, and family above all else. The olive tree is a sacred part of the land, and it has come to represent the Palestinian struggle for dignity. Ahed Tamimi’s struggle too, is the struggle of all Palestinians.