Israel's decision to put a Palestinian teen on trial could come back to bite it

13.02.2018 7:25

Photo: www.i24news.tv
Photo: www.i24news.tv

OFER, West Bank - Slouching in her chair and mouthing messages to her friends and family from under a cascade of strawberry-blond curls, Ahed Tamimi in many ways appears to be an everyday teenager. But the tussle of television cameras and photographers that crowded in for a shot of her in the dock of a small Israeli military court in Ofer for a bail hearing last month was a reminder that she is far from it. Ahed, who recently turned 17, was arrested after a video of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers who had entered her front yard went viral last year. On Tuesday, she goes on trial on 12 charges, including assault of a soldier and incitement. The judge though, decided to eject all...

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