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Ahed Tamimi

Symbol of resistance and courage in Palestinian struggle against occupation.

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Date of Birth:



Nabi Saleh, West Bank, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Ahed Tamimi is renowned for her acts of resistance against the Israeli occupation of Palestine, becoming an international symbol of Palestinian identity and defiance.

Brief bio

Ahed Tamimi is a Palestinian activist known for her resistance against the Israeli occupation. She gained global attention for her bravery and has become a powerful voice for Palestinians, especially in their struggle for freedom and human rights.

Major Milestones


  • 2012: Gained prominence by standing up to an Israeli soldier during a protest.

  • 2018: Released from prison, where she served time for her resistance activities, to a hero's welcome.

  • 2018: Held a press conference discussing her experience and resistance, alongside her parents.

  • Publication of Her Memoir: Co-authored a book titled "They Called Me a Lioness: A Palestinian Girl’s Fight for Freedom" with Dena Takruri, detailing her life and struggle.

  • Pursuit of Higher Education: Enrolled in law studies at Birzeit University, aiming to further her knowledge and contribute to the Palestinian cause.

  • Symbol of Resistance: Became an international symbol of resistance and defiance against occupation...See More

  • Advocacy for Palestinian Rights: Continuously advocates for Palestinian freedom and human rights...See More

  • Inspirational Figure: Inspires both Palestinians and people globally through her courage and resilience...See More

  • Author and Storyteller: Through her memoir, provides a personal insight into the Palestinian struggle...See More

  • Empowerment of Women and Youth: Acts as a role model, especially for young women and girls in Palestine and beyond, showing the power of youth activism.

Date of Last Update: 
December 18, 2023

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