|RT | Dec 27, 2017|
Till yesterday Ahed's twitter account was online (@ahedAlTamimi), today @twitter decided to delete the account. And we decided to do Another account and work on #FreeAhedTamimi, Please follow @AlTamimiAhed and spread the word. we will not give up on our #FreedomofSpeech. pic.twitter.com/RiIHc8FoAH— #FreePalestine 🇵🇸 (@Taghreeba) December 27, 2017
While it is unclear if Twitter itself deleted the account, Manal Tamimi, a relative of Ahed, suggested Twitter did indeed ban the account.
I’m not sure about that & not think her father did, I expect that Twitter deleted it due to a campaign or a call by zionists to block it or delete it— manal ✌ tamimi (@screamingtamimi) December 27, 2017
Tamimi’s cousin Nour was also arrested. Her mother Nariman Tamimi was detained as well, when she went to the police station where her daughter was being held.
An Israeli soldier shot Ahed Tamimi’s brother Mohammad, 14, in the head during a demonstration on December 22. He has been released from the hospital after undergoing surgery and a medically induced coma.
14yr-old Mohamed Tamimi, cousin of Ahed, is released from hospital after being shot by Israel #FreeAhedTamimipic.twitter.com/r5O4we5JpU— #FreePalestine 🇵🇸 (@Taghreeba) December 27, 2017
While it is unknown if Israeli authorities requested that Twitter suspend Tamimi’s account, the social media giant has collaborated with Israel before. In 2016, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked revealed that Twitter was removing content it deemed “harmful.”
RT reached out to Twitter for comment on the suspension of Ahed Tamimi’s account but had not received any response at the time of publication.