Ahed Tamimi is a 16-year-old Palestinian political prisoner of Israel. On Saturday, January 6th at noon - nearly a hundred people gathered outside of the Israeli Consulate in West Los Angeles to join the growing international demand for her release.
Moved by the swelling global solidarity and the rise of resistance, I joined the demonstration to stand in support of Ahed.
I took a stack of white paper, pens, envelops, and a simple call to action: write a letter to Ahed Tamimi, with the address to the prison. I collected nearly a dozen in the hour, with more people eager to share and support with their respective organizations.
A few people questioned whether Ahed would actually receive these letters and my response was that regardless, it is important to demonstrate the world of support she has because for certain - the prison holding her, will see it.