Free Ahed Tamimi – Free Palestine!
The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 92 million workers from 126 countries in all four corners of the world, strongly denounces the conviction of the 17-year-old Palestinian militant Ahed Tamimi by the Israeli Ofer military court.
Ahed Tamimi and her mother were sentenced on 21.03.2018 to 8 months in prison and a fine of 1.500$ each, for defending the lives of their family from the Israeli soldiers.
We condemn this conviction as unacceptable, anti-democratic and authoritarian, which reveals once more that Israel does not hesitate to murder and imprison young children, while continuing its occupation and aggressiveness against the people of Palestine.
As the world’s militant trade union movement, we reiterate our demand for the immediate release of all Palestinian political prisoners and for the recognition of the free state of Palestine within the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital.