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For some Arabs, Ahed Tamimi is no longer an 'icon'

Some are now accusing her of being a spy for Israel, while others point out that western media seems more interested in her than the Arabs.

Almost two months after she was released from Israeli prison for assaulting an IDF soldier, Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi is rapidly losing her status as an “icon” and “symbol” of the Palestinian “resistance” against Israel.

Some Palestinians and Arabs now view the blond, photogenic 17-year-old from the village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah as a controversial figure because of her statements and the widespread media coverage she has been receiving since her release from prison on July 29.


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