Palestinian Icon Ahed Tamimi and Her Critics

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Pinhas Inbari - Ahed Tamimi's first name means "obligation, commitment." It is part of the fundamental oath of terror organizations, primarily Fatah. Anyone who joins the organization swears and pledges himself to the liberation of the whole of Palestine. This is called: al-Qassam and al-Ahed: the oath and the obligation. After the signing of the Oslo accords, PLO leader Yasser Arafat went to the grave of his deputy in Tunis, Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf), and said that despite the agreements, he would remain obliged to al-Qassam and al-Ahed. Tamimi's kiss of Yasser Arafat's tomb will not endear her to the more traditional Salafi Muslims who oppose "grave worshipping" and destroyed Palestinian leader Abu Jihad's grave in the Yarmouk camp in Syria. Her image also is in contradiction to the image of the traditional woman that the relatively conservative society in the West Bank expects. With her wild blonde hair, she challenges the image of the modest woman wearing a hijab.

2018-08-02 00:00:00

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