Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood downplays Ahed Tamimi’s support for suicide bombing

As we noted in a recent post, Ahed Tamimi (dubbed Shirley Temper by Israellycool) is a 16-year-old Palestinian ‘activist’ from the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh who’s been exploited by her parents for propaganda purposes since she was eleven.

The Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood, the paper’s former Jerusalem correspondent, published a report today on the teen’s arrest which, we should note, did include a bit of skepticism about brand Tamimi.  Sherwood also dismisses those who have called Ahed “a symbol of resistance, a child hero, [and] freedom fighter”.  But, she also has little patience for Israeli “claims” that the teen “is a puppet of political parents, she has been, schooled in violence”.

In fact, there’s no question that Ahed has been schooled in violence (and antisemitism) by her parents, who have expressed support for terror and encouraged their daughter to provoke and engage in physical altercations with Israeli…

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