Bassem Tamimi, the father of recently released Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, confirmed late Thursday that Israel has banned the Tamimi family from traveling abroad. According to Bassem his family had planned to travel to Europe via Jordan but were unable to do so because of the travel ban.
The family was scheduled to leave Friday morning to participate in a series of events to discuss Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation and talk about the experience of being detained in Israel.
Ahed was released from prison on July 29 after serving an 8-month sentence for slapping fully-armed Israeli soldiers as they attempted to expel them from her home. The video of Tamimi, then a 16-year old girl, was uploaded to social media by her mother Nariman and went viral.
Nariman was also arrested by Israeli forces and released together with her daughter.
Most members of the Tamimi family have been either detained, beaten, or shot at by Israeli forces.
The Tamimi family lives in the town of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank, known for weekly protests against the expansion of a nearby Jewish-only settlement Halamish. Israel has continuously targeted the Tamimi family due to their active resistance against the illegal occupation.
Source: Palestine Chronicle