A outstanding Palestinian activist has been detained by Israeli troops over an Instagram submit which her household says was faked.
Ahed Tamimi, 22, grew to become a Palestinian icon after she was jailed as a teenager for slapping an Israeli solider who shot her cousin within the head.
She was arrested throughout an in a single day raid on her house within the occupied West Financial institution.
The Israeli navy stated she was arrested on suspicion on “inciting violence and calling for terrorist exercise to be carried out”.
It comes after an Instagram submit was revealed in her identify calling for the “slaughter” of Israeli West Financial institution settlers.
Nevertheless, Ms Tamimi’s household stated she doesn’t have an Instagram account and the submit was a pretend.
The submit is not seen on-line, neither is the account carrying Ms Tamimi’s identify and photograph the place it was revealed final week.
Her mom, Nariman Tamimi, stated greater than a dozen Israeli troopers entered their home in Nabi Saleh village on Monday, ransacked their possessions after which took her daughter away.
She stated Israeli forces had accused Ms Tamimi of “calling for the killing of settlers and saying what Hitler did wasn’t sufficient – however Ahed doesn’t have an Instagram account”.
Supporters have claimed the web submit was an excuse to arrest the activist and crackdown on dissent whereas the world is distracted by the conflict in Gaza.
Israel’s nationwide safety minister Itamar Ben Gvir congratulated safety forces for arresting Ms Tamimi, who he described as a “terrorist” on X, previously often known as Twitter.
It comes after her father, Bassem Tamimi, was reportedly arrested by Israeli forces final week.
Family have stated they’ve been given no details about the whereabouts of both of their members of the family.