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Palestinian teen says no regrets after release from Israeli prison

Nabi Saleh, PALESTINE: Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi said Monday she was deeply changed by her eight-month sentence in an Israeli jail for slapping two soldiers, but does not regret any of her actions. Tamimi, who was 16 when she was arrested in December for hitting and kicking soldiers in front of her house in the occupied West Bank, was released Sunday and swarmed by media from across the globe. In an interview the day after her release, the now 17-year-old told AFP that she understood she had become a "symbol" of…

Jailed over slap: Palestine’s Ahed Tamimi loses bid for release

RAMALLAH: Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teen jailed for slapping an Israeli soldier near her home in the occupied West Bank, lost an appeal on Wednesday for her early release, her supporters said. Ahed Tamimi's case gained international attention when footage emerged of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers next to her house in the West Bank in December, with the soldiers not responding to the provocation. Tamimi was later arrested and eventually accepted a plea bargain in which she was sentenced to an eight-month…

Palestinian teen in ‘slap video’ jailed eight months

WEST BANK: A Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed her hit two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank reached a plea deal on Wednesday that will see her serve eight months in prison. The Israeli military court where Ahed Tamimi was being tried accepted the deal between her and prosecutors in the case that has drawn international attention. Tamimi, 16 at the time of the incident in December, has been hailed as a hero by Palestinians who see her as bravely standing up to Israel's occupation of the…

‘Ahed Tamimi will not be entitled to a fair trial’

JERUSALEM: An Israeli military court has blocked a bid to make the high-profile trial of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi public, meaning it will continue behind closed doors, her lawyer said Monday. "The Military Appeals Tribunal dismissed the defence's appeal against a closed trial," Gaby Lasky wrote on Twitter. "A public trial was the only defence and it's obvious that in its absence, Ahed Tamimi will not be entitled to a fair trial." Tamimi was arrested four months ago after the 17-year-old appeared in a viral video,…

Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers in a case that has gained global attention went on trial in military court on Tuesday in closed-door proceedings. The judge in the trial ordered journalists removed from the courtroom, ruling that open proceedings would not be in the interest of 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, who is being tried as a minor. Only family members were allowed to remain in the courtroom, with diplomats present to observe also asked to leave. A…

Trial delayed for Palestinian teen in viral ‘slap video’

JERUSALEM: The start of a military trial for a Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers has been delayed until February 6, her lawyer said Tuesday. The trial of Ahed Tamimi, 16, had been due to begin on Wednesday. Her mother Nariman will also go on trial on February 6, their lawyer Gaby Lasky told AFP. The Israeli military confirmed the date had been changed to February 6, adding it was postponed at Lasky's request. Both Ahed Tamimi and her mother have been ordered to…

Israel judge orders Palestinian teen in ‘slap video’ held through trial

OFER MILITARY PRISON: An Israeli military judge Wednesday ordered a Palestinian teenager who was arrested after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers held in custody through her trial, possibly for months, despite calls from rights groups for her release. The teenager's mother has also been ordered held until trial in the high-profile case that has put the family at the centre of a propaganda war between Israelis and Palestinians. "I found no alternative other than to order her detention in custody…

Israel charges Ahed Tamimi; the Palestinian who slapped Israeli soldiers

Ofer Military Prison, Palestinian Territories: Israel charged a Palestinian teenager with 12 counts including assault on Monday following her arrest after a video of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank went viral. Ahed Tamimi, 16, has been hailed as a hero by Palestinians who see her as bravely standing up to Israel's occupation of the West Bank. Israelis accuse her family of using her as a pawn in staged provocations. The charges filed with an Israeli military court relate to the events in…