Fawzi al-Juneidi, the 16-year-old teen who became the symbol of protests against Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital was released on Wednesday. Fawzi was blindfolded and arrested by 22 armed Israeli soldiers on Dec.7, in Hebron. The young Palestinian was taken for a check-up after being released on bail.
Ahed Tamimi is young Palestinian from Nebi Saleh, a village close to Ramallah. Since her youth, she has been praised by activists and the international community for her courage during protests in Nabi Saleh – protests which have been held every Friday in the village for years. Tamimi started attending the protests when she was just nine years old. At age 11, she rose to international prominence after a video and series of photos were published of the young activist, alongside her mother and aunt, desperately attempting to save her injured brother Mohammad from being arrested by Israeli forces. Two years later, Ahed received the Handala Courage Award in Turkey. A photograph of Ahed Tamimi standing up to Israeli soldiers already earned her an invitation to meet then-Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In 2015, another picture of the girl biting the hand of an Israeli soldier trying to arrest her brother, became a symbolic photo shared widely around the world.