SIXTEEN YEAR OLD Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was arrested by Israeli authorities during an overnight raid at her home in the West Bank on December 19. Ahed, a familiar face at protests on her hometown, Nabi Saleh, was arrested  just after a video of Ahed confronting Israeli soldiers went viral, the same day that clashes broke out over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

While in the West Bank in late 2016, Abby Martin interviewed Ahed Tamimi about her hardships and aspirations living under occupation and it becomes clear why her subjugators are trying to silence her voice. Her brother Waad and father Bassem also talk about their experiences with Israeli soldiers harassing their village and targeting their family.

In this exclusive episode of The Empire Files, Abby outlines the Tamimi family's tragic tale and unending bravery in the fight for justice and equality in Palestine and how the story of their village of Nabi Saleh is emblematic of the Palestinian struggle as a whole.


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