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‘Israel’ Seeking 12 Charges against Palestinian Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi

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‘Israeli' occupation authorities are seeking 12 charges against Ahed Tamimi, a prominent 16-year-old Palestinian activist filmed slapping and kicking two Zionist soldiers in the occupied West Bank.

Ahed Tamimi

The teenager was detained on December 19, four days after the video showing her confronting the soldiers outside her family's home in the village of Nabi Saleh went viral.

The incident occurred moments after ‘Israeli' occupation forces had shot Ahed's 15-year-old cousin point-blank in the face with a rubber bullet. The wounded minor experienced severe internal bleeding and was put in a medically-induced coma for 72 hours.

Meanwhile, Ahed's 20-year-old cousin Nour, who also appeared in the video, as well as her mother Nariman, were arrested soon afterwards.

During a hearing on Monday at Zionist Ofer military court near Ramallah, Ahed was charged with 12 counts, including allegedly assaulting an ‘Israeli' occupation soldier, interfering with a soldier's duties and two past instances of stone-throwing, according to her lawyer Gaby Lasky.

While this is the first time Ahed has been detained by Zionist forces, her mother Nariman has been arrested at least five times in the past.

Ahed's father, Bassem, told Al Jazeera that it was very likely his daughter would be sentenced and imprisoned over the charges.

"They built the case around her specifically to try to keep her in prison as long as they can," he said.

"I am very worried about my daughter," added Bassem, who has also been arrested numerous times by the Zionist regime's forces.

"Her fate is now in the hands of people who don't even see Palestinians as full human beings."

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team