Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, who is charged with attacking an IDF soldier and officer, will remain in custody until the end of her trial. Tamimi is also charged with involvement in further disturbances and incitement.
Ahed Tamimi in court Photo Credit: Flash90
16-year-old Ahed Tamimi was charged with assault and several other offenses one month after the Palestinian teenager’s mother recorded her in a video slapping and cursing at two IDF soldiers. The Military Court ordered on Wednesday to lengthen Tamimi’s custody until the end of her trial.
The indictment against Tamimi includes her assault against two IDF soldiers and also charges her with five additional counts for attacking IDF soldiers with threats, rock throwing, disrupting security forces from performing their duties, incitement and disorderly conduct.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman applauded the court’s ruling. “There is justice within the Military Court,” he said. “I applaud the decision to leave rioter Ahed Tamimi in custody until the end of the proceedings. Our message is clear – the State of Israel will not allow harm to IDF soldiers and whoever tries to harm them will pay the price.”
An indictment was also recently filed against Ahed’s mother Nariman Tamimi for her involvement in the assault that her daughter committed and for participating in another incident in December with her daughter. The mother was also charged with inciting to carry out terror attacks in her Facebook posts.