Israel has arrested the young Palestinian activist who slapped an Israeli soldier in 2017 during raids in Palestine’s occupied West Bank.
22-year-old Ahed Tamimi has been an activist since her early teens.
She went viral in December 2017 when she slapped an Israeli soldier at a protest against growing Israeli settlements in her hometown of Nabi Salih.
Tamimi said she had slapped the soldier after her 15-year-old cousin was shot in the head by a rubber bullet and severely injured at the protest.
Tamimi and her mother were arrested and charged with assault and released after 8 months in prison.
On Monday Nov. 6, Israeli forces said they had arrested Tamimi “on suspicion of inciting violence and terrorist activities” during a overnight raid in the occupied West Bank.
Israel said Tamimi had shared a post calling for the murder of Israeli settlers in the West Bank in an Instagram post.
Tamimi’s mother said that Tamimi was not behind the post and that it was an imposter account.
Tamimi’s father had been arrested a week earlier in another Israeli raid, and his whereabouts remain unknown.
Since Israel declared war on Hamas on Oct. 7, it has also intensified its overnight raids in the West Bank, another Palestinian territory that it occupies.
Since Oct. 7, Israeli forces have killed more than 100 Palestinians in the West Bank and arrested about 1,740 in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials.