Israeli military court to try Tamimi on 12 counts of assault

Israeli military court to try Tamimi on 12 counts of assault
By Robert Hackwill
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Palestinian activists's mother and cousin also charged after officer's face slapped during raid.


The teenage Palestinian girl who has become the poster child for her peoples' struggles against the Israelis, Ahed Tamimi, has been charged with 12 counts of assault by a military tribunal.

Tamimi was filmed slapping an Israeli officer after soldiers entered her famiy's home looking forsuspected stone-throwers. The images went viral on social media, with rightwing Israelis' outraged that the officer did not respond and simply moved away, and claiming his inaction shamed the army and nation.

Tamimi was detained a few days after the incident in mid-December. Her mother and cousin who were also in the house at the time, have also been charged.

Tamimi belongs to a militant family that has often come into confrontation with the Israeli authorities, and as such has a high profile, travelling abroad to talk about the Palestinian cause.

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