For the third time in a week, graffiti supporting Ihad Temimi, the Arab teen who kicked and punched an IDF soldier last month, was found scrawled on walls – this time in Tel Aviv. The graffiti was found on a wall on Pines Street in central Tel Aviv. The graffiti was photographed and then erased by two passersby.
Last week, there were two instances of graffiti found supporting Temimi in Yerushalayim. All the scrawlings were in Hebrew, and all demanded freedom for Temimi. Police said they were investigating the phenomenon, but had no leads in any of the cases yet.
Temimi, along with her sister and mother, have been in custody since the incident in December in which they cursed, kicked and slapped two IDF officers in a demonstration that took place in their village of Nebi Salah. Temimi and her sister were involved in the attack, while their mother was arrested on charges of incitement.
The Temimis have a long history of terror and violence, Yisrael Hayom reported; altogether, the report said, the Temimi clan is responsible for the deaths of 55 Israelis in terror attacks over the years. Members of the family have participated in many demonstrations and riots, the report said, and one of the cousins, Bassam Temimi, is considered one of the Palestinian Authority’s biggest “experts” on “Jewish conspiracies” involving the “kidnapping and slaughter of Arab children by Jews and other hate crimes.” He is joined by brother-in-law Man’al Temimi, who is very active on social media, with his chief messages incitement against Israel and anti-Semitic messages.
Overnight Sunday, security officials said they arrested 17 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.