Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Syrian activists: ‘Tamimi lucky not to be imprisoned by Assad’ - Seth J. Frantzman

by Seth J. Frantzman

Many tweeted photos of Tamimi next to a dead Syrian woman, trying to draw attention to the difference.

Tamimi ‘lucky’ she was in Israeli prison not Assad's, activist says
Ahed Tamimi next to a large Palestinian monument . (photo credit: TOVAH LAZAROFF)

“Israel released Ahed Tamimi full of health and without a scratch,” wrote Syrian activist and photographer Yasser Wardh, contrasting her leaving prison “while thousands of Palestinians are killed in prisons of the Assad regime.”

Nedal al-Amari, a journalist from Deraa, also contrasted the brutality of the Syrian regime with Tamimi’s treatment, tweeting: “The difference between Israel and Bashar Assad. Ahed Tamimi lucky girl because it was in Israel’s prisons, not Assad’s prisons.”

Dozens of similar tweets in Arabic mentioned her alleged “9 kilos” weight gain. “She was not tortured. She was not raped. Her weight increased by nearly 9 kilos. Her hair and face are more beautiful,” wrote Mahdi Majeed.

Seth J. Frantzman


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