Photo: Real Madrid
Ahed Tamimi and Emilio Butragueño
Photo: Real Madrid

Ahed Tamimi hosted by Real Madrid soccer club

During visit to her family in Spain, where she attended political events, the Palestinian teen provocateur receives a club soccer shirt from former Spanish striker, Emilio Butragueño.

The Real Madrid soccer team hosted a surprise visit on Friday by the Palestinian teen provocateur Ahed Tamimi, who was jailed in Israel late last year after she was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the West Bank.



Tamimi, who was released in July after serving an eight-month sentence, along with her mother, Nariman—who was also arrested during the assault on the IDF officer last December for filming the incident and posting it on Facebook—became a heroine to Palestinians after the incident outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh. Tamimi was 16 at the time.


The 17 year old was invited to Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium where she was presented with the club’s shirt bearing her name by the retired Spanish striker, Emilio Butragueño.


 (Photo: Real Madrid)
(Photo: Real Madrid)

Tamimi is spending time with her family in Spain where she has participated in a number of political events.


The Spanish national daily sport newspaper, MARCA, said that Tamimi had become an international symbol due to her actions on behalf of the Palestinians and the video of her physically assaulting the IDF officer.


At the beginning of September, the Turkish news agency Andaolu reported that Israel had imposed a ban on Tamimi and her family from traveling abroad.


 (Photo: AFP)
(Photo: AFP)


Bassem Tamimi, the girl's father, told the news agency that his family had planned to travel to Europe after crossing into Jordan and participate in events during which they would discuss Tamimi’s imprisonment in an Israeli jail.


According to Bassem, the Palestinian authorities informed the family that Israel will not authorize them to leave their country. Their departure was scheduled for this Friday. No explanation was provided, the family said.


פרסום ראשון: 10.02.18, 11:59
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