Israel official doubted Palestinian protest icon, her family

  • In this Dec. 28, 2017 file photo, Ahed Tamimi is brought to a courtroom inside Ofer military prison near Jerusalem. A senior Israeli official on Wednesday said he led a secret investigation into 16-year-old Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her family, in part because their appearance, including “blond-haired, freckled” children in “Western clothes,” made them seem less like “real” Palestinians. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

JERUSALEM — A senior Israeli official on Wednesday said he led a secret investigation into 16-year-old Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her family, in part because their appearance — including “blond-haired, freckled” children in “Western clothes” — made them seem less like “real” Palestinians.

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