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Major Ad Firm Outfront Media Censors ‘Free Ahed Tamimi’ Billboard

Outfront Media’s staff created this design for a billboard calling for the release of Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi, but it was rejected by corporate executives who claimed it was an 'attack ad.' PHOTO: The Electronic Intifada/Outfront Media

By Ali Abunimah | 22 January 2018

THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA — A major US ad firm is refusing to put up a billboard calling for the release of Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl who is in indefinite military custody for challenging Israeli occupation forces on her family’s property.

Ahed, 16, was detained in a night raid in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh a month ago, after video circulated showing her and a cousin slapping and shoving two heavily armed Israeli soldiers following an incident in which a soldier had shot in the head and seriously injured their 15-year-old cousin.

Outraged by a perceived insult to their occupation forces, Israeli leaders are vowing revenge against the Tamimi family and are subjecting Ahed, her mother Nariman and cousin Nour to military trials in kangaroo courts with a near-100 percent conviction rate.

“Nothing that Ahed Tamimi has done can justify the continuing detention of a 16-year-old girl,” Amnesty International stated last week. “The Israeli authorities must release her without delay.” […]

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