Israel Rounds Up 10 Linked To Palestinian Teen ‘Icon’ Who Kicked IDF Soldiers

Mohammed Tamimi, cousin of Ahed Tamimi

Relatives of Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teen-turned-protest icon after she was filmed kicking and slapping IDF soldiers, say troops arrested 10 people from her Palestinian village on Monday, including a 15-year-old cousin with a serious head injury.

The teen, Mohammed, had part of his skull removed by surgeons on Dec. 15.

Mohammed said 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 told The Associated Press he was held for 10 hours in a cold cell, with his hands cuffed behind his back, before being released. He said he was interrogated about throwing stones at soldiers and organizing protests, allegations he denied.

The Israeli military said it was looking into the incident.