Where AP Makes a Melee Out of Shirley Temper Arrest Story

AP have a report about the arrest of “Shirley Temper” Ahed Tamimi. Naturally, they parrot the lie about her age. But that’s not all.

(AP) – A 16-year-old Palestinian girl is being celebrated by Palestinians as a hero and symbol of a new generation after kicking and slapping two Israeli soldiers.

The melee was caught on a video that has been widely viewed.

A melee is a “confused struggle; especially a hand-to-hand fight among several people.” This was no melee – the soldiers did not fight back. No, this was a one-sided assault.

Interestingly enough, her lawyer also is claiming she is a minor.

Tamimi appeared in an Israeli military courtroom where a judge reserved decision on a prosecution request to keep her without bail. Her defense lawyer asked that she be freed on bail because she is a minor.

Meanwhile, she is clearly lapping up the media attention.


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