Hawzah News Agency (Occupied Territories of Palestine)- Dozens of people staged a protest against the detention of Ahed al-Tamimi, a ۱۷-year-old Palestinian activist, who has become the face of resistance by Palestinian youths against the Israeli occupation of their land.
The protesters gathered on Saturday outside Hasharon Prison, where Tamimi is being kept.
They called for the release of Tamimi as well as all other political prisoners.
Tamimi became the latest face of Palestinian resistance when footage emerged of her slapping first one and then another fully-armed Israeli officer in the face during a protest in her home village of Nabi Saleh, near the Palestinian city of Ramallah.
Israeli forces had earlier shot her cousin in the face. During a confrontation that reportedly erupted over that shooting, Ahed, recognizable by her young age and blond curly hair as well as her courageous posture, slapped and kicked two Israeli forces while protesting.
Israel claimed that the confrontation took place after a stone-throwing assault on its troops.
Faced with embarrassment as that video went viral, Israelis decided to arrest Ahed. They took her into custody on December 19.