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Israeli forces arrest Palestinian mother hours after detaining her teenage daughter

Dec. 19, 2017 2:06 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 20, 2017 3:33 P.M.)
Mohammed Tamimi, 11 years old, rests his head on his mother Nariman's lap at their home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, on August 29, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The mother of a Palestinian teenage girl, who was detained from her home by Israeli forces before dawn on Tuesday, was reportedly detained at an Israeli police station when seeking information about her daughter’s whereabouts.

Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency reported that Nariman al-Tamimi was detained by Israeli officers on Tuesday morning at the Benyamin police station, north of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.

Nariman was attempting to seek information about her 17-year-old daughter Ahed, who was arrested from their home in the village of Nabi Saleh hours earlier.

The whereabouts of both Nariman and Ahed remained unknown.

The al-Tamimi family is well-known internationally for their activism against the Israeli occupation, with Ahed in particular being the subject of several viral videos in which she defiantly stands up to Israeli soldiers who regularly raid her village in the central West Bank Ramallah district.

Two years ago, the family made headlines when an Israeli soldier violently attempted to arrest Nariman’s son Muhammad , who had one arm in a cast at the time. Ahed and Nariman managed to pull the soldier of Muhammad and free him.

An Israeli soldier pins down 11-year-old Mohammed Tamimi following a march on August 28, 2015 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
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