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Palestinian woman in viral ‘slap video’ charged

Nour is the cousin of Ahed Tamimi, who has become a hero for the Palestinian resistance

AFP
17:03 January 1, 2018

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: The Israeli regime has filed charges against a Palestinian woman after a video showing her and her cousin slapping and kicking two Israeli occupation soldiers in the occupied West Bank went viral.

Nour Tamimi, 20, had on December 15 along with Ahed Tamimi, 16, accosted two soldiers in their village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank.

Ahed Tamimi’s family says the incident occurred in the yard of their home.

A video shows the cousins approaching two occupation soldiers and telling them to leave before shoving, kicking and slapping them.

The heavily armed soldiers move backwards after Ahed Tamimi’s mother Nariman becomes involved.

Nour Tamimi, who was arrested on December 20, was charged with “aggravated assault of a soldier and disturbing soldiers carrying out their duties”, according to the indictment.

She was due to appear in court later Monday for a hearing on whether she will be held in detention until her trial begins.

Ahed Tamimi and her mother will face the same occupation military court later Monday for a hearing, during which the prosecution could announce its intention to press charges.

Ahed Tamimi, arrested on December 19, has been lauded as a hero by Palestinians who see her as bravely standing up to Israel’s 50-year occupation of the West Bank.

She has been involved in a series of previous confrontations.