Israel arrests brother of Palestinian protest icon

Palestinian protesters hurl rocks at Israeli troops during a protest on the outskirts of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on March 27, 2019. (AFP)
Updated 08 April 2019

Israel arrests brother of Palestinian protest icon

  • Soldiers broke in early Monday and arrested 15-year-old Mohammed
  • The military says it arrested 21 Palestinians overnight for rioting and other disturbances

RAMALLAH, West Bank: The family of Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi says her younger brother has been arrested in their home in the occupied West Bank.
Their father, Bassem Tamimi, says soldiers broke in early Monday and arrested 15-year-old Mohammed. He says Mohammed broke his arm over the weekend running from tear gas during protests in their village and suspected he was arrested for throwing stones at Israeli soldiers.
The military says it arrested 21 Palestinians overnight for rioting and other disturbances, without providing further details.
Ahed Tamimi served eight months in an Israeli prison for slapping two Israeli soldiers in an incident captured on film that made her a symbol of Palestinian opposition to Israeli military rule. In a video taken of her brother’s arrest she yells: “Stop, or I will hit you.”


Marine monitor reports departure of Iran tanker after Gibraltar rejects US demand

Updated 21 min 59 sec ago

Marine monitor reports departure of Iran tanker after Gibraltar rejects US demand

  • Gibraltar authorities have not confirmed the tanker's departure

GIBRALTAR: The Iranian oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic dispute departed from Gibraltar late Sunday after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel.
According to the monitoring website Marine Traffic, the supertanker which had been detained since July 4 off the coast of Gibraltar lifted anchor Sunday evening and started sailing south.
Authorities in Gibraltar have not confirmed its departure.