Feb 13 2018
Irish artist Jim FitzPatrick has painted an image in support of Ahed Tamimi, the teenage Palestinian activist who is facing ten years in prison after she slapped and kicked Israeli soldiers.
FitzPatrick, who is renowned for creating the iconic 1968 print of Che Guevara, has drawn the image of Ahed Tamimi, 17, entitled: “There is a Real Wonder Woman.”
Israeli occupation forces abducted Ahed Tamimi from her bed during a raid to her house in the occupied West Bank village Nabi Saleh.
She was accused of interrupting work of Israeli occupation soldiers as she was seen in a video slapping Israeli soldiers, who broke into her house.
Ahed slapped the Israeli occupation soldiers and kicked them just one day after her cousin, 15-year-old child, was shot by the Israeli occupation forces in the head, leaving him with life-long disability.
“I became aware of Ahed Tamimi about two years ago and I was kind of struck by this girl standing up to Israeli soldiers,” FitzPatrick said.
“In the meantime, I have a lot of Palestinian friends and I was getting quite disturbed as they told me about her,” he added.
Ahed Tamimi, who appeared on Tuesday in a military Israeli court, is facing up to ten years in Israeli prisons after she was indicted of more than ten charges.
Calling for her immediate release, Amnesty International said that Israeli occupation authorities do not respect international law and conventions related to the protection of children.
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