JERUSALEM – Relatives of Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teen-turned-protest icon, say troops arrested 10 people from her West Bank village, including a 15-year-old cousin with a serious head injury.
The teen, Mohammed, had part of his skull removed by surgeons after being shot at close range by Israeli troops on Dec. 15. That incident reportedly set off Ahed when she slapped and kicked two soldiers later that day.
Tamimi is on trial for the scuffle, and her case has won international attention.
Mohammed says he was taken from his home at 3 a.m. Monday, despite pleas from his father that detention and exposure to cold could endanger his health.
Mohammed says he was held for 10 hours in a cold cell, with his hands cuffed behind his back, before being released.