You remember Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian hero and teen who was sentenced to eight months in prison after she slapped an armed occupation soldier who had invaded her yard? Her request for early release was denied, according to Israeli security services, because she “has no remorse and thus remains dangerous.” Meanwhile, Israeli troops have just shot and killed a 21-year-old relative of Ahed’s in the same village (tell us who “remains dangerous” again?). The brutal and unjust occupation is exacting a heavy cost from the Tamimi family, but for the courage Ahed has shown throughout her ordeal, we can’t help admiring her spirit, and can’t wait until the day she’s free, not just from the jailing cell, but from the prison of occupation.

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