Rabat – The voice of Palestinian resistance in the occupied West Bank, Ahed Tamimi, and her mother will remain in custody until trial, ruled an Israeli court today.
Tamimi, 16, was arrested after a video posted by the Israeli police, showing her defying Israeli soldiers. Both she and her cousin appeared kicking and pushing two armed soldiers from her family’s front yard.
In early January, Tamimi received 12 charges, including “assault” and “incitement.” She now faces months in custody before the judge pronounces her sentence.
“The gravity of the offences of which she is accused does not allow an alternative to custody,” her judge said.
Tamimi’s next hearing is scheduled for January 31, the day of her 17th birthday.
“The court said that because she is so dangerous there is no possibility of bail,” her lawyer, Gaby Lasky reportedly told the Guardian.
Israel remains the only country in the world that prosecutes children in military courts, the Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) rights group told Al Jazeera.
Human rights organizations and the European Union have condemned the arrest of teenager.
A day after her arrest, Ahed’s mother, Nariman, was also arrested when she went to visit her daughter at an Israeli police station and requested to be present during the her daughter’s interrogation.
Nariman is also charged with “assault” and “incitement” for uploading the video to social media.
The Tamimi family started documenting the Israeli occupation in 2009.
— Fatima (@fatimalmahmoud) December 19, 2017
A skinnier, younger Ahed first attracted global attention in a viral video in 2012, when she was featured shaking her fist at an Israeli soldier, demanding to know why her brother was detained. Since then, she appeared several times on camera, bravely defying Israeli occupation.