Industry: Culture and society
The new icon of the Palestinian resistance movement, Tamimi gained global fame when in December last year a video of her slapping two Israeli soldiers went viral. The incident occurred on her family’s property, just hours after the soldiers shot her teenaged cousin in the face with a rubber bullet.
Tamimi spent eight months in an Israeli prison for the assault and was released this summer. Today, she’s often compared to Malala Yousafzai, with her image appearing on T-shirts and elsewhere. For her bravery, Nelson Mandela’s grandson has invited her to South Africa to accept an award.