THE TEEN RAPIDLY BE­COM­ING AN ICON

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

AHED Tamimi was hailed by Pales­tini­ans as an icon in their fight against Is­rael af­ter the footage of her slap­ping im­pas­sive Is­raeli troops out­side her West Bank home ap­peared last month.

The 16-year-old was ar­rested in a pre-dawn raid three days later.

On Mon­day, she was in­dicted on five counts of as­sault­ing se­cu­rity forces and throw­ing stones and will re­main in cus­tody un­til at least next week.

Her mother Na­ri­man Tamimi also faces charges of in­cite­ment and as­sault.

Ahed’s fa­ther, Bassem Tamimi, said the in­dict­ment was a “political trial” and ac­cused Is­rael of dig­ging up old cases in ad­di­tion to the slap­ping in­ci­dent to “jus­tify her ar­rest.”

She made head­lines in 2015 when she bit a sol­dier’s hand as he held her brother in a choke­hold dur­ing an at­tempted ar­rest.

BY JC RE­PORTER

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