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    Bassem Tamimi Tag

    While the 18th anniversary of the Sbarro pizzeria suicide bombing in Jerusalem on August 9 is approaching, Janna Jihad, a young relative of the terrorist Ahlam Tamimi who planned and helped perpetrate the massacre, is on a US speaking tour. Janna Jihad is only 13, but she has already been groomed for years by the Tamimis to succeed her cousin Ahed Tamimi as the youthful, innocent face tasked with hiding the clan’s murderous hatred of Israel.

    The Tamimi Clan of the village of Nabi Saleh have perfected the exploitation of children and endangerment for propaganda purposes. The most famous Tamimi child star is Ahed Tamimi, 17, who is in prison awaiting trial for hitting and kicking an Israeli soldier, at her mother's prompting, during a Facebook live feed broadcast by her mother Nariman. The broadcast also included a statement of support by Ahed for stoning, suicide bombing and other attacks.

    Ahed Tamimi, who turns 17 this week, is charged with hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers, captured on a Facebook live stream by Ahed's mother, Nariman, who also is charged. Ahed also faces charges for unrelated prior rock throwing and for a broadcast statement supporting suicide bombings, knife and other attacks. Ahed will appear again before a judge this week for presentation of evidence against her.

    Ahed Tamimi is the Palestinian teen who turns 17 this month and has been the focus of protests after her arrest for kicking and hitting Israeli soldiers. It was streamed live on Facebook by Ahed's mother. As documented here many times, Ahed's parents Bassem and Nariman, and Western supporters of the Tamimis, have exploited Ahed for such confrontations since Ahed was a small child. They send Ahed, her younger brother, and other children from the village of Nabi Saleh to try to provoke police and soldiers for the cameras.

    Ahed Tamimi is the Palestinian teen who has become an international anti-Israel star because since early childhood she has been used by her parents and Western BDS supporters to attack Israeli police and soldier for the cameras. In the latest incident, which sparked her arrest, Ahed is seen punching and kicking an Israeli soldier, who stands by passively and does not react:

    The Tamimi Clan of Nabi Saleh and their Western supporters exploit children in order to obtain viral video and photographs. The children are used to try to provoke Israeli Border Police and soldiers. If the provocation is successful, which it almost never is, they get a photo of an Israeli being brutal towards a child. In almost every case, though, there is no reaction from the soldiers, so the video and photos are spun as reflecting "brave" Palestinian children and the "weak" Israeli soldiers.

    The Tamimis of Nabi Saleh have been working hard to incite a “third intifada” for many years. As I have documented previously, one of their favorite tactics is sending their children out to provoke confrontations with Israeli soldiers while surrounded by photographers and videographers. It is a cynical but effective exploitation of children - if the Israeli soldier reacts it's a story of Israeli brutality; if the Israeli soldier doesn't react it's a story of Israeli cowardice. Regardless, the Tamimi media operation immediately circulates the videos and photos to biased international journalists and activists to create a false impression of Israeli abuse of children. Ahed Tamimi, with her striking blond hair, has starred prominently in these staged incidents for many years, as has her younger brother Mohammed.

    Dave Lange of the IsraellyCool website coined the nickname "Shirley Temper" for Ahed Tamimi, of the Tamimi Clan of Nabi Saleh. While the nickname is humorous, the underlying reality of the video exploitation of Palestinian children by the Tamimi Clan, lauded by Western anti-Israel activists, is not funny at all. As we have thoroughly documented over the years, the Tamimis, led by father Bassem Tamimi, regularly send children to try to provoke a confrontation with Israeli police and soldiers in order to get a reaction that will be captured on video and in photos.

    For years, the Palestinian activist Issa Amro has told credulous journalists that he is “inspired by Gandhi” and firmly committed to “non-violent resistance.” One of the most recent examples is a puff piece by the Washington Post’s Ishaan Tharoor, who describes Amro as an admirable “nonviolent dissident” and suggests he might even be considered a “Palestinian Gandhi.” But as I will show, it would have taken only a quick look at the recent social media activity of Amro and his group Youth Against Settlements (YAS) to realize that the image he presents to journalists may just be a flimsy façade that hides an intense hatred of Israel and a burning ambition to see the world’s only Jewish state replaced by yet another Arab-Muslim majority country.

    Bassem Tamimi is a Palestinian activist  best known for using children, including his own, to confront Israeli soldiers in the hope of creating viral video and photo images. Tamimi has been quite successful at this, and many of the images resulting from these provocations have become international hits. This video of his daughter gained international fame, and a prize for her from the Islamist prime minister of Turkey:

    In a number of recent posts (see here, here, here, and here) we’ve highlighted how anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) is being promoted in America’s mainline churches. As we discussed, a malicious strain of virulent anti-Israel sentiment is being inserted into U.S. Protestant denominations largely because of a deep-seated organizational dysfunction in these churches. Basically, the churches are being hijacked from within by small groups of pro-BDS activists. They’ve led the charge, aided and abetted by a host of vehemently anti-Israel Palestinian groups, who they frequently promote and with whom they collaborate.
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