Here’s some good news for those of you whose blood is still boiling after watching that video of Palestinian teenagers taunting, slapping, and kicking Israeli soldiers while filming them with an iPhone, obviously hoping for one to lose his cool.
If you missed it the first time, here it is again:
·@GaryLineker these Palestinian videos of child arrests are specially staged to solicit empathy from people like yourself. What pseudo journalists like @benabyad conveniently omit in editing are the violent provocations leading to these "on camera" arrests#BeAwareOfWhatYouShare pic.twitter.com/nNHe4D14FR
— Elad Ratson 🇮🇱 (@EladRatson) December 18, 2017
Ah yes, the good news. One of the teens, a 17-year-old activist nicknamed “Shirley Temper” on pro-Israel blogs was arrested at her home in the middle of the night Monday. Why in the middle of the night?
“Whoever goes wild during the day will be arrested at night,” said Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. “This is also an important message.”
— Activestills (@activestills) December 20, 2017
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 20, 2017
— Jayson McEwen (@jayson_mcewen) December 21, 2017
Allegedly? You mean the video where she is seen assaulting the soldier? https://t.co/9FQPdHRVKi
— Alberto (@adeluccar) December 21, 2017
— Jon McC (@fatdaddybulldog) December 21, 2017
Allegedly? So there's no proof then. Oh wait, her family took a video of her assaulting the soldier? What's that? They posted it on social media and went viral? Huh.. Allegedly, what a word to use in this case. https://t.co/ZQn2unVgh3
— Steven Noel Cruz (@Giga_Stuff) December 21, 2017
FYI, it's only "allegedly" when there's no verifiable proof. @ABCPolitics: There's a video of the her slapping the soldier in the face. You posted the video. How is there a lack of proof? https://t.co/yIG5SzcG3j
— Art Tavana (@arttavana) December 20, 2017
"allegedly" lol there's a video showing her doing just that. Also, "activist" is a terrible reach. "cretin", "nuisance", or "degenerate" are more appropriate descriptors https://t.co/ds1n8d6FWV
— ☩ Führer King J ☩ (@svphvclvs) December 20, 2017
Ahed [Tamimi] has been a constant feature at protests in the village for years but it’s the first time she has been detained by the Israeli military. Her detention has just been extended through Monday, according to her father. Even though she is a minor, she still goes to military court because she’s in the West Bank, not in Israel.
“Ahed is a symbol of her generation,” Tamimi told ABC News. “She is a symbol of victory and not defeat.”
Ahed Tamimi could face seven years in prison.
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) December 20, 2017
Good. She’s a criminal. https://t.co/t7xw1vn2I7
— Dayten M. Griffin (@DaytenGriffin) December 20, 2017
She's lucky the soldiers has such a level of self restraint…. let her sit in prison for a while https://t.co/vdnhYX6JIN
— ((Pace)) (@PW_Mpls) December 20, 2017
It seems that her wish is to be a martyr, so she should be happy to be put away, as should her parents and community who encouraged her. https://t.co/e7F7zb6K5o
— David Ha'ivri 🇮🇱 (@haivri) December 20, 2017