Israeli forces demolish Palestinian shop in East Jerusalem neighborhood

Israeli forces demolish Palestinian shop in East Jerusalem neighborhood

The 17 year old, who recently celebrated her birthday behind bars, will remain under administrative detention in Israeli prison.

Tamimi has been in custody since a video of her slapping an IDF soldier near her family home in Nabi Saleh went viral.

A large crowd of local and global journalists had shown up to cover the trial, but only family members were allowed to remain in the courtroom, with diplomats present also asked to leave.

A large crowd of journalists had shown up to cover the trial of Tamimi, whose case has gained worldwide attention.

Her case has drawn wide public attention to Israeli military court procedures, which are often described by rights groups as discriminatory. Even though the prosecution said they do not care we will be in open court, the [judge] chose to close the doors because he thinks it is bad for Ahed.

Her father Bassem al-Tamimi waved to her from the audience, yelling out "stay strong, you will win".

Ahed Tamimi during the first hearing of her trial at the Ofer prison military court. The assault and incitement charges could potentially lead to a sentence of years in prison. The charges include aggravated assault, threatening a soldier, incitement on Facebook and throwing objects at people and property.

Two Israeli soldiers who accidentally entered the Palestinian city of Jenin on Monday were attacked by a mob of dozens of young Palestinians who stole one of their weapons.

The scuffle took place amid clashes and protests against US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel 's capital. Tamimi is one of an estimated 350 Palestinian minors in Israeli jails.

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Ahed Tamimi is the more aggressive of the two in the video.

Her mother, Nariman, and cousin, 20-year-old Nour, are also set to go on trial on Tuesday.

The two towns have been witnessing daily invasions by the soldiers, and constant confrontations with the locals over the past several months.

"The Tamimi family stands up to Israel's brutality because they believe Palestinians, like ALL people, should be free".

An Israeli poet named Yehonatan Geffen dedicated a poem to Ahed, in which he compared her to Anne Frank, famous diarist and Jewish victim of the Holocaust as well as to Joan of Arc, a historical heroine of French revolution against British rule.

"13 de febrero de 2018, 16:44United Nations, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights" experts were alarmed today over the imprisonment of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, after an incident with Israeli occupying forces, and demanded her prompt release.

In a statement published Monday, prominent Black public figures call on United States lawmakers to endorse a bill that would prohibit USA aid to Israel being used for the military detention, torture and abuse of Palestinian children.

Her family says letters of messages of support have flooded in from the region and the world. She says her cousin would have liked to have been a soccer player, but because of the occupation they both plan to study law. The girl was videotaped slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers at the end of previous year.

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