AVA- Abbas described the 17-year-old girl as a model for popular resistance and struggle for freedom, reiterating his support for non-violent resistance as a vital weapon in facing the Zionist occupation, according to the official Palestinian news agency.
Tamimi and her mother, Nariman Tamimi, were released from Zionist jail Sunday morning after eight months.
She was arrested on Dec. 19, four days after a video of her slapping a Zionist soldier at the entrance of her home emerged and went viral on the internet.
Upon her release, Ahed Tamimi said her real happiness would be fulfilled once the remaining female inmates in Zionist jails are freed.
Her father, Bassem Tamimi, told media that he "feels happy today" as a father, promising "that the message and actions of peaceful resistance against the occupation will continue despite what the Israelis are trying to do to destroy our happiness."
Official Palestinian sources said that around 300 children are currently detained in Zionist jails, most of whom were trialed in military courts.
Tamimi's case drew wide public attention, especially to procedures of the Zionist military court system, which is often described by right groups as discriminatory.
Amnesty International, a global movement campaigning to end abuse of human rights, has called for Tamimi's release and accused Tel Aviv of "discriminatory treatment of Palestinian children."
Tamimi's mother, who took the video of her daughter and her cousins slapping the soldier, was also arrested on Dec. 20, 2017 and accused of incitement.
The Tamimi family and dozens of others from Nabil Saleh village near Ramallah have been engaged in weekly peaceful protests against Zionist settlement expansion and land seizure in their village.
Sunday 29 July 2018 23:06