Ahed Tamimi became a worldwide symbol of Palestinian resistance after she slapped an Israeli soldier in front of her home in the occupied West Bank. Now in Part 2, Ahed is released from Israeli prison in a chaotic and emotional day. Dena Takruri sits down with the teen activist to discuss her experience in prison, her hopes for the future, and her thoughts on Palestinian resistance.
In the season premiere of Direct From, Dena Takruri heads to the occupied West Bank to meet the teenage girl who has become an icon of Palestinian resistance. The tiny Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, the birthplace of Ahed Tamimi, has been waging a sustained, nonviolent resistance movement against Israeli military rule for at least a decade. In the days before Ahed’s release from prison, Dena meets the family members and activists fighting for their freedom under occupation, and talks to the young generation of Palestinians about their dreams for the future.
Israel says it built the separation wall for security reasons to keep Palestinians from the occupied West Bank out of Israel. So why does 85% of the wall run inside the West Bank, rather than on the border with Israel? And how has it affected Palestinian communities? AJ+’s Dena Takruri explains
Clashes between stone throwers and the Israeli army aren’t new, but what is it like for people who have grown up with this happening in their streets? Dena Takruri reports from Al Bireh in the occupied West Bank.
Hebron is the largest city in the West Bank and home to around 200,000 Palestinians and 1,000 Israeli settlers. Clashes have just broken out between palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers and Dena Takruri is at the epicenter in Hebron.