An emergency response rally of over 150 people demanded freedom for the 16-year-old Palestinian woman Ahed Tamimi in New York City’s Grand Central Station on Jan. 5. Organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and CODEPINK: Women for Peace, it was attended and support by many organizations that fight for the freedom of Palestine, including Workers World Party.
Following a raid on her home in Palestine, Tamimi was arrested on the morning of Dec. 19 by Israeli occupation soldiers. She is a Palestinian freedom fighter from a family with a history of defying the Israeli occupation.
At the rally, signs read “Free Ahed Tamimi and All Political Prisoners” and “Stop Kidnapping Palestinian Children.” A banner read “Free Ahed. Free Palestine.” The rally continued strong for hours as speakers addressed the issues regarding oppression of Palestinians.
Tamimi’s case is sadly a continuation of Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children. The apartheid state of Israel has arrested over 12,000 Palestinian children since the year 2000.
The rally marked an impressive demonstration of the various Palestinian liberation forces in NYC. Free Ahed Tamimi! Free Palestine!