Tuesday, 6 February
6:00 pm
University of British Columbia
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Join UBC Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and Amnesty International UBC in writing morale postcards to Ahed Tamimi.

Ahed Tamimi is a 17 year old Palestinian Activist from the village of Nabi Salih in the occupied West Bank. Ahed was arrested on December 19th for slapping an armed and protected Israeli Defence Force (IDF) Solider, in resistance to the occupation in the West Bank and in response to her cousin being shot in the skull with a damaging rubber bullet by an IDF soldier.

She is in detention, receiving aggressive and endless interrogation with threats made against her family. She faces up to 10 years in prison – a punishment indisputably disproportionate to her crime.

We will be writing postcards to boost her morale and show that she has international support. Sample letters in Arabic will be provided.

Recommended 2 dollar donation to cover postcard and stamp cost.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This event is being hosted on the unceded lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

For more information on Ahed’s arrest:
https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/release-16-year-old-palestinian-activist-ahed-tamimi/

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/internet-famous-in-the-west-bank/549557/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/02/ahed-tamimi-israel-occupation-palestinian-trauma