Israel bans Ahed Tamimi from travelling abroad

Israel bans Ahed Tamimi from travelling abroad

Palestinian teenager Ahed al-Tamimi in Ramallah, West Bank on 2 August, 2018 [İssam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Israel this weekend banned teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi and her family from travelling abroad to meet European human rights groups.

Ahed’s father Bassem Tamimi told the Anadolu Agency that the family had planned to travel to Europe via Jordan so that Ahed could speak about the Palestinian Resistance Movement and her experience of being detained in an Israeli prison. Speaking to Haaretz, Bassem explained that the family had been invited by human rights groups to attend meetings in Europe, with the trip scheduled to last 20 days and see Ahed speak in Belgium, France and Spain.

The family had planned to travel on Friday morning but they were prevented from doing so by Israeli authorities. The Tamimis were informed of the decision by Palestinian officials in the joint Israeli-Palestinian District Coordination and Liaison committee, who stressed that the decision had come from their Israeli counterparts. The paper added that “Israeli security authorities told Haaretz that Tamimi, her parents and one of her brothers is barred entry solely to Israel. However, a different security source confirmed the family’s claim and told Haaretz the decision was made by [Israeli intelligence agency] Shin Bet.”

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Although Israel did not provide a reason for the travel ban, the move will be interpreted as an attempt to silence Ahed, who has gained a high profile since her arrest in December 2017. Ahed was filmed slapping an Israeli occupation soldier who trespassed on her family’s land in the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. She was held in administrative detention which was repeatedly extended before she was finally sentenced to eight months in prison by a closed Israeli military court.

Footage of the December incident went viral, prompting international interest in her case and widespread solidarity movements. Ahed’s mother Nariman, who was arrested alongside Ahed, said in August that the international interest in Ahed was “based on racism”, explaining that “frankly it is probably Ahed’s looks that prompted this worldwide solidarity […] because many Palestinian children are in Ahed’s position but weren’t treated in this way”. Ahed was released from Israeli prison in late July.

Israel has also targeted other members of the Tamimi family. In August, just a few days after Ahed’s release, her brother Waed was sentenced to 14-months’ imprisonment for alleged stone throwing. The 22-year-old had been detained by Israeli occupation forces since May over “suspected involvement in popular terror acts” and was found guilty of “participating in a violent riot.” Bassem described his son’s arrest as “an admonitory case,” explaining: “I consider this to be revenge against the whole family. Many kids in similar cases went home without charges being filed against them. If it was someone from another family I believe he would have received less time”.

Restrictions on movement and travel abroad are frequently used by Israel to punish and control Palestinians. Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem argues that “restricting movement is one of the main tools Israel employs to enforce its regime of occupation. Israel imposes restrictions on the movement of Palestinians within the West Bank, and travel between it and the Gaza Strip, into East Jerusalem, Israel, and abroad.” Observing the Nabi Saleh checkpoint, B’Tselem highlights the presence of a watch-tower permanently staffed by Israeli soldiers, a metal gate and concrete blocks. B’Tselem also notes there is no set schedule for the Nabi Saleh checkpoint, meaning it can be opened and closed at whim by Israeli forces.

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