Free Ahed Tamimi 17th Birthday Rally!
Date(s) - 01/30/2018
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Consulate General Of Israel
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 30th at 5:00 – 7:30pm
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) So-Cal, Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- So-Cal, International Action Center-LA, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Labor for Palestine, Free Gaza Movement, National Lawyers Guild LA, California for Progress, UndocMedia, Black Lives Matter Pasadena, Friends of Sabeel-LA and Orange County (FOS-LA/OC), the ANSWER Coalition, AF3IRM-LA, March Rally-LA, Palestinian American Women’s Associatiton and CAIR of Greater LA.
Ahed is a high school student preparing for college. She lives in a Palestinian village famous for women leadership in resistance to the occupation. As a young girl, Ahed rose to headlines for her bravery to confront the Israeli soldiers who enter her village on a regular basis. Now she sits in a jail cell, waiting for her release.
Israel is refusing to release Ahed Tamimi on bail pending trial. “The court said that because she is so dangerous there is no possibility of bail,” said her lawyer, Gaby Lasky. Israel remains the only country in the world that prosecutes children in military courts, the Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) rights group.