A 16-year-old Palestinian lady was charged with assault by an Israeli court docket on Monday after video footage confirmed her hitting an armed Israeli soldier within the face, native media reported.
Ahed Tamimi is accused of different assaults on Israeli safety forces as properly. Her mom, Nariman, was additionally been charged by the Israeli navy court docket within the West Bank with inflicting bodily hurt and for incitement, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday.
Both have been arrested final month within the village of Nabi Saleh, close to Ramallah, based on the Palestinian Wafa information company.
In a video that rapidly unfold by way of social media websites, Tamimi, her mom and one other relative seem like attempting to start out a confrontation with two Israeli troopers. Tamimi walks up and hits the person, and a punch lands on his face.
The troopers hardly react, strolling across the similar spot however not transferring away.
In Israel, the troopers have been praised for his or her reserve and Tamimi criticized for being a provocator.
In Arab media, nevertheless, Tamimi has been held up as a hero and celebrated as a logo of the Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation.(dpa/NAN)