13 Feb 2018

Ahed Tamimi trial begins in Israeli military court

The trial of a Palestinian teenager who was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier and lunging at another has begun behind closed doors at an Israeli military court. 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi gained worldwide attention after video footage of the incident was shared on social media, becoming a symbolic case in the battle for public opinion in the region.

The teenager, who is being tried as a minor, is facing 12 charges, including assault.