Have The Tamimis Been Lying About Daughter Shirley Temper’s Age?

Following my post from yesterday about the US government telling terror enabler Bassem Tamimi “Hasta la visa, baby!”, I received a tip regarding Ahed Tamimi’s (‘Shirley Temper’) age from pro-Israel advocate Rachel Steinmetz, who pointed to this page in Arabic which lists her as being 12 in September 2011. Other sites like this and this confirm that age. And we know from her Facebook page that her birthday is around February.


Update: she removed the FB post but I found this:

This would make her current age 17.

So why is it that when we saw the most recent propaganda photo of her biting the IDF soldier’s hand in August of last year, the Daily Mail reported this?

daily mail headline

This would make her current age only 14.

Similarly, NBC News and anti-Israel site Mondoweiss reported her age as 14 last year, as does the site Palestine Pulse.

Anti-Israel video production company AMZ Productions (of Oregon) have released a trailer for their propaganda film The Radiance of Resistance featuring Shirley, with this description on the YouTube page.

ahed 14So clearly something is not kosher here. Either Shirley is Benjamin Button, or – as is my belief – the Tamimis are lying about her age as Shirley’s star has risen and propaganda value has increased. After all, the younger they make her, the more sympathy people may have for their plight.

I believe it is no coincidence that almost everything we see with Bassem Tamimi and his clan are lies and damn lies, as they march towards their ultimate goal to make us Jews statistics.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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