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Israeli military court to try Palestinian teen protest icon

AP  |  Ofer Military Base 

Palestinian protest icon is to go on trial before an Israeli military court for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers in December in a case that has drawn wide criticism of for prosecuting the teenager. It has also underscored what Palestinians say constitutes legitimate resistance to Israel's rule, now in its 51st year after captured the West Bank, and east in 1967. has treated Tamimi's actions as a criminal offense, indicting her on charges of assault and incitement that could potentially lead to years in prison. Tamimi's father, Bassem, told as he headed into the court on Tuesday that he comes "with no good expectations, because this a military court, and it's part of the Israeli military occupation.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 13:25 IST
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