Arabian Business English

AHED TAMIMI

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Activist

THE NEW ICON of the Palestinia­n resistance movement, Tamimi gained global fame when in December last year a video of her slapping two Israeli soldiers went viral. The incident occurred on her family’s property, just hours after the soldiers shot her teenaged cousin in the face with a rubber bullet.

Tamimi spent eight months in an Israeli prison for the assault and was released this summer. Today, she’s often compared to Malala Yousafzai, with her image appearing on T-shirts and elsewhere. For her bravery, Nelson Mandela’s grandson has invited her to South Africa to accept an award.

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Tamimi is among the leading figures in the resistance movement in Palestine
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