RAMALLAH, February 26, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday detained 10 members of the extended Tamimi family during wide-scale raid and inspection operations in the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian security sources.
They told WAFA that the forces raided the village early in the morning and carried out a raid operation, detaining up to 10 members of the Tamimi family, mostly minors, including 15-year-old Mohammad Tamimi, who was previously severely injured when shot in the face by Israeli forces in December and remains in serious condition and awaiting a new operation in March. His 17-year-old brother, Tamim, was also arrested.
In addition to Mohammad and Tamim, four other detains ranged in age between 14 and 17 years, one 19 and the rest between 21 and 29 years.
The village of Nabi Saleh has been the target of Israeli intensified raid and arrest operations ever since Ahed Tamimi, 17, was detained for confronting Israeli soldiers who had forced their way into her family home.
Ahed Tamimi, who was 16 on the day of her arrest when she was pulled out of her bed in the middle of the night, is still awaiting trial. Her detention has drawn world condemnation and demand for her immediate release.
Ahed’s mother, Nariman, 42, was also arrested on the same day for posting a video that showed her daughter slapping an intruding soldier.