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Tuesday, March 01, 2022


by Katherine Shehadeh

Old footage of Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian activist arrested in 2017 by Israel, has been widely shared online under the false claim that she is a Ukrainian girl standing up to a Russian soldier. Images from a 2012 incident show Tamimi, then aged 11, confronting an Israeli soldier, gesturing as if to punch him during a protest against the confiscation of Palestinian land by Israel in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh (AFP photo) —Middle East Eye, February 28, 2022

Look at this brave Ukrainian girl standing up to a soldier! 

Look at this brave Ukrainian girl standing up to a soldier! 

Look at this brave ^Palestinian girl standing up to a soldier!

Look at this Palestinian girl ^terrorist standing up to a soldier!

Look at this Palestinian terrorist standing up to a soldier!  

Katherine Shehadeh is a writer, attorney and mom, residing in Miami, Florida. Her recent poetry has been published by Prometheus Dreaming and Mason Street. She can be found on Instagram @katherinesarts or on Twitter @your_mominlaw.