For Some Arabs, Ahed Tamimi Is No Longer an "Icon"

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Two months after she was released from Israeli prison for assaulting an IDF soldier, Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi is rapidly losing her status as an "icon" of the Palestinian "resistance" against Israel. During a visit to France last weekend, Tamimi appeared in a photo with Salah Eddin Medan, a member of Polisario, the rebel movement fighting to end Morocco's presence in the Western Sahara. The photo enraged many Moroccans, who are now saying they regret having backed the campaign to support her. Last month, Tamimi drew sharp criticism from Syrian opposition groups as well as Gulf commentators after she heaped praise on Hizbullah secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah. Moreover, a PA official in Ramallah said she "obviously made a big mistake by voicing public support for Hizbullah, which has been attacking us for many years and accusing us of being traitors."

2018-09-21 00:00:00

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