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Palestinians need to unite against Israel: Ahed Tamimi

After being released from Israeli jail, Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has called for national unity in Palestine in the face of the racist Israeli apartheid regime.

Slamming a recent law passed by the Israeli parliament, which only gives the right to self-determination to Jewish people, the Palestinian activist said in a televised interview in the West Bank that the new law was “a racist apartheid law.”

Tamimi, however, emphasized that such measures taken by the Israeli regime could not change the fact that the people of Palestine were the only ones who can decide their fate based on national unity.

“My message as Ahed Tamimi is that we need to create a link between the popular struggle and the national struggle and to boycott and isolate Israel and to try it as a criminal of war,” she said.

Thanking all the people, media and campaigners for supporting her, the Palestinian activist called for a similar campaign for the release of other political prisoners, particularly minors, held in Israeli jails. 

The 17-year-old Tamimi did not allow the Israeli media organizations present in the event to ask questions, noting that they were part of the Israeli occupation and should be boycotted.

The Palestinian activist further stated that she had decided to study law at university in order to defend the rights of the Palestinian people in international courts. 

Tamimi and her mother were freed from Israeli jails after completing an eight-month sentence. She was arrested for slapping an Israeli soldier.


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