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Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, was recently arrested in a night-time raid on her home.

The Israeli authorities accuse her of “assaulting” an Israeli soldier and an officer

A day earlier she had confronted Israeli soldiers who had entered her family’s backyard.

The incident happened shortly after a soldier shot her 14-year-old cousin in the head with a rubber bullet, and fired tear-gas canisters directly at their home, breaking windows.

Ahed Tamini & her mother 1a AlJazeera photo LLLLHer mother and cousin were arrested later as well.

All three remain in detention.

There has been a curious lack of support for Ahed from Western feminist groups, human rights advocates and…

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