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Israel official doubted Palestinian protest icon, her family


January 25, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — 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.

The stunning comments by Michael Oren, a deputy minister and former ambassador to the United States, promptly drew accusations of racism from the family — the latest twist in a case that has turned into a public relations headache for Israel.

The case revolves around Israel's han...

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