Published On: Fri, Jan 5th, 2018

Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian Teenager In Confrontation With Israeli Soldiers That Went Viral Is Arrested In Raid

Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi charged in Israel

An Israeli military court has charged Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi with five counts of assaulting security forces after a video of her confrontation with Israeli soldiers went viral. Tamimi, 16, has become an international symbol of opposition to the state of Israel and its presence in the West Bank.

The latest incident, which occurred on December 15, appears to depict Ahed Tamimi slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers stationed near her house. The soldiers remain calm during the ordeal, however. Four days later, the Israeli Defense Forces, as the army is called, and police arrested Tamimi in a predawn raid on her residence in the village of Nabi Saleh. Her mother and a cousin who were also allegedly part of the scuffle in the video were subsequently arrested.

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Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian Teenager In Confrontation With Israeli Soldiers That Went Viral Is Arrested In Raid