UN voices concern over Palestinian teen’s detention

January 9, 2018 Off By Web Desk

New York, (UNA-OIC) – United Nations on Monday voiced concern over the detention of 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi.

“What is clear is that people need to have their rights respected. The detention of children is our particular concern and we have made those concerns known,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

Al-Tamimi is well known for her bold activism for a free Palestine. Videos and pictures of her confronting and slapping Israeli soldiers have been viral for weeks.

Earlier, the teenager and her mother Nariman were ordered to be detained behind bars for an additional eight days by Ofer Court, located near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Source: Interantional Islamic News Agency