The Twitter account of Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teen currently under arrest for slapping an IDF soldier, was deleted on Thursday. Her family claim it was Twitter themselves who deleted it.
Watch: Tamimi being escorted to court earlier this week
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Twitter is believed to have deleted the account of Ahed Tamimi, the 16-year-old Palestinian girl filmed slapping an IDF soldier two weeks ago.
This comes three days after an Israeli court extended Tamimi’s arrest and about a week after Twitter announced it would begin to enforce its new policy regarding violent content.
Last week, Tamimi appeared in court and provided her version of the incident. She said that about an hour before the incident, she had seen the same soldier fire a rubber bullet at her cousin, injuring him in his eye. “And then I saw the same soldiers, only this time they were right by my house,” she said. “So I couldn’t keep quiet about it.”