Needless to say, it is what you would expect from Al Jizz – a platform for them to spread their lies against Israel.
Ahed Tamimi was just 14 when she rose to international prominence through the release of a video and a series of photos capturing her desperate attempts to save her 11-year-old brother, Mohammad, from the grips of an Israeli soldier in 2015.
“Many Israelis threatened me on social media after the video was released, demanding that I be detained or even killed,” 16-year-old Ahed told Al Jazeera from her family’s home in the village of Nabi Saleh, where the distinct, red-tiled roofs of illegal Israeli settlement housing dot the adjacent hilltop. “The harassment handcuffed my life. I was scared to even go outside or visit my friends.”
I am not aware of anyone threatening her on social media, but I cannot prove it. What I can easily show is that her claim she was “scared to even go outside or visit friends” is a blatant lie. Let’s see..since 2015, she has (still) been a weekly fixture at Nabi Saleh protests (outside her house). Here’s one example, but you can also see her in many of the videos.
She was even recently ready to travel to the US for a propaganda tour (before being denied a visa). Hardly cowering indoors.
But there’s more.
During the village’s protests, Israeli forces would often scream Ahed’s name and shout curses at her. “Look! It’s Ahed Tamimi. Shoot her!” Bassem recalled one soldier as saying.
Do you honestly believe any soldier has threatened her? Quite the opposite – the soldiers have shown remarkable patience in the face of her violence against them.
The family was often scared for their daughter, he added: “Whenever the soldiers recognise her, they do something to make her life difficult. Every time she left the house, we were scared something would happen to her.” Ahed was even forced to stay at her cousin’s home in Ramallah, where she attends school, to avoid the danger of passing through Israeli checkpoints on her way from Nabi Saleh.
If they were truly scared, how come they have encouraged her to come to the weekly protests where there are plenty of soldiers? We all know the answer
but it still goes to show they really are not worried about the (patient) soldiers.
I have to ask again: when are we going to kick out Al Jazeera?
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