Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens

Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens

Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens

The 17-year-old girl was arrested on December 19 and must now respond to the judicial process, while remaining in jail, for which United Nations experts demand respect to the rules of worldwide law and demand her freedom.

Only family members were allowed to remain in the courtroom, and diplomats from Germany, Britain, Ireland and other European countries present to observe also were asked to leave by the judge, Lieutenant Colonel Menahem Liberman.

A large crowd of journalists had shown up to cover the trial of Tamimi, whose case has gained worldwide attention.

The court said that as Tamimi is a minor a trial behind closed doors is "in her best interests". "The way to keep it out of everybody's eyes is to close doors and not allow people inside the court for the hearing".

Bassem Tamimi, Ahed's father, posted a video on his Facebook page after the hearing which shows him calling out to his daughter in the military court, "stay strong".

"Stay strong, stay strong", shouted her father, Bassem, from the back row. "What I think is that the court doesn't think it's good for the court to have all of you inside of it so you can not carry on watching her trial", she told reporters.

Lasky added that she would make a new request to have the trial opened. "They understand that people outside Ofer military court are interested in Ahed's case".

Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, who created the world famous image of Che Guevara in 1967, has given the same heroic treatment to teenage Palestinian protestor Ahed Tamimi, 17.

Israel's prosecution of Ahed Tamimi under an Israeli military court for putting up resistance to Israel's occupation regime epitomizes the unspeakable inhumanity of holding a civilian population captive for generations. The closed-door trial is based on 12 charges including those of aggravated assault and incitement.

Other critics insist that the incident was staged by the Palestinians, with cameras at the ready, and not as spontaneous as the video wants us to believe.

Ahed Tamimi had just learned of his injury when she, along with her mother and another cousin approached two soldiers at the entrance to the courtyard of the family home, according to relatives.

Ahed Tamimi, 17, appeared fresh and confident as she entered the packed courtroom.

Palestinian Authority official Issa Qaraqe gives a press conference in Ramallah on the large number of Palestinians staging hunger strikes in Israeli jails, on April 19, 2017.

"By refusing to release Ahed Tamimi since her arrest on 19 December, the Israeli authorities have shown nothing but contempt for their obligations under global law to protect children", Magdalena Mughrabi, deputy director of AI's Middle East and Africa chapters, said in a statement.

The Israeli military said the soldiers were in the area to prevent Palestinians from throwing stones at Israeli motorists. She was arrested for slapping an IDF soldier. "Nothing she has done can justify her continued detention and the long, aggressive interrogation sessions she has been forced to endure during the first two weeks of her detention". In it, the soldiers don't appear to react to Tamimi's confrontation.

The scuffle took place amid clashes and protests against US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "Dream Defenders stands with them and all Palestinians in their righteous struggle", the petition contiuned adding that a delegation from the group had gone to Palestine late past year and met with different communities including the Tamimi family. Two Israelis have been killed since then.

Palestinians have flooded social media with praise and support.

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