State of Palestine: Father of arrested 17 y/o soldier slap girl defends his 'freedom fighter'

The father of a 17-year-old Palestinian girl who was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier and was subsequently arrested described his daughter as having 'the spirit of everyone who believes in the human value and human rights' in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Sunday. Bassem Tamimi defended his daughter Ahed's actions in the video, which went viral, claiming that «she needs to be in front... Еще of the soldiers, in the clashes with the army, this is what she believes in. When she sees the army she becomes more active, and she wants really to fight them.» «She likes to call herself a freedom fighter, or a fighter for the Palestinian issue», explained Tamimi. He claimed that the Israeli soldiers had been trespassing on his property when the incident occurred, with Ahed being apprehended and arrested after the video surfaced. Mr. Tamimi also said that the soldiers violently assaulted his 14-year-old nephew, leaving him in a coma. Tamimi is reportedly being held in an Israeli prison.

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