Israel soldiers flee attack after blundering into Palestinian town


"They understand that people outside Ofer military court are interested in Ahed's case; they understand that her rights are being infringed and her trial is something that shouldn't be happening".

"Nothing she has done can justify her continued detention and the long, aggressive interrogation sessions she has been forced to endure during the first two weeks of her detention", Mughrabi added, before pointing out that "yet again, the Israeli authorities have responded to acts of defiance by a Palestinian child with measures that are entirely disproportionate to the incident in question".

The footage shows her slapping and lashing out at two Israeli soldiers who the Tamimi family say were standing on their property.

The closed-door proceedings were held for a couple of hours before adjourning. "I think that the [judge] does not think it is good for the court", she told reporters.

Already a poster child for the Palestinian cause, her arrest has propelled her to new levels of fame.

When their terms are being renewed, detainees appear before Israeli military courts - often without full knowledge of the allegations against them.

Israel alleges that Ahed Tamimi frequently has been used as a prop in filmed and staged altercations with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. She was arrested, and now faces charges of aggravated assault, obstructing the work of soldiers, and incitement.

Military prosecutors presented an indictment involving the December 15 scuffle, but also other alleged incidents going back to April 2016. Demonstrations take place in her village of Nabi Saleh, in the occupied West Bank, every week, with residents priding themselves on their peaceful resistance, though they regularly descend into stone throwing and clashes.

Ahed Tamimi had just learned of his injury when she, along with her mother and another cousin approached two soldiers at the entrance to the courtyard of the family home, according to relatives.

Israel's hard-charging prosecution of Tamimi, recognizable by her unruly mane of curly hair, has drawn worldwide attention and criticism.

Her trial, which will likely take months, has sparked vast public interest as well as some global condemnation of the minor's imprisonment.

Amnesty International, a London-based international group focused on human rights, has called for the release of the teenager and accused Israel of "discriminatory treatment of Palestinian children".

The 17-year-old girl, on trial for slapping a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, walked into the packed courtroom on Tuesday as her trial began. But Israeli defenders of the proceedings say that soldiers need to know attacks against them won't be tolerated. Ahed stood her ground and demanded the soldiers to leave.

Nariman was arrested the day after Ahed and is charged with incitement for livestreaming the video, which later went viral.

The two soldiers, a man and a woman, were lightly to moderately injured.

They then move backwards after Nariman Tamimi becomes involved.

The Palestinians walked away in December from US-led attempts to revive the peace talks when Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Gaby Lasky, Aheds lawyer, said Palestinians will be getting another message.

Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that Israeli forces raided the Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem, and detained Nihad Abu Harb, Mahfouth Abu Aisha, Alaa Abu Qseidi and Faris Khalifa.