Ahed Tamimi is one of approximately 350 Palestinian children – as young as 12 – held in Israeli prisons and detention centres.
16-year-old Ahed and her mother, Nariman, were arrested by Israeli soldiers and she faces up to 10 years in prison, if convicted on any of her alleged crimes. This punishment is blatantly disproportionate to her actions.
While in detention, she has endured aggressive interrogations, sometimes in the middle of the night, and threats made against her family.
Ahed is being prosecuted in a military court system that denies basic due process and fair trial rights, and has over 99% conviction rate against Palestinians.