Israeli authorities banned Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian activist and campaigner who became a resistance icon, and her family from travelling abroad, her father said on Friday.
Basim Tamimi told Anadolu Agency that he and his family had planned to travel to Europe via Jordan. But they were informed by Palestinian authorities that Israel had banned them from travelling abroad.
They had planned to leave Friday morning, he said, adding the authorities did not provide a reason for the ban.
They were due to participate in some events in which they would discuss the Palestinian resistance movement and the experience of being detained in Israel, Basim said.
Ahed’s father told the Iranian-state Press TV that Israel barred his daughter’s trip for fear that she would foil the Israeli regime’s “schemes for the disintegration of the region by forging close relations with the enemies of Israel.”
The ban comes nearly two months after Ahed was released from the Israeli prison where she served an eight-month sentence for slapping an Israeli soldier in her front yard in Nabi Saleh village in the occupied West Bank.