Palestinian Teenager Who Slapped Israeli Soldier to Face Charges

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A 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped an Israeli officer two weeks ago will face assault charges in an Israeli military court, prosecutors said on Thursday.

The Dec. 15 incident in the West Bank was captured on video and posted on the internet, drawing attention on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide.

The military said in a statement that the officer “acted professionally,” but right-wing Israeli politicians described his behavior as humiliating.

At Thursday’s hearing, in a military courtroom in Ofer prison near the Palestinian city of Ramallah, prosecutors said they intended to indict the teenager on charges that include aggravated assault and insulting a soldier.

Prosecutors asked the court to extend her detention for several days to give them time to prepare the charge sheet.

by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff




  1. When I watched the clip of this fiasco. I was inspired by the self control of this fascinating Israeli officer. It reminded me (perhaps reminded the officer too…idk for sure) of the horrible 18 month sentence that was brought on a different officer for killing a Palestinian.

    I myself don’t know if I would of been able to restrain myself in that situation. At least for the perposes of social media it exemplified absolute credit – kudos.

    It was mentioned then, that it was a failed setup by Palestinians to show the world something entirely different.

    Bless you my brother for your strength and abilities.

  2. This is welcome news in a country where it seems that even cleaning ladies are relegated more respect:
    soldiers are not accorded much respect. Till this episode the only time that we know that the government’s position is one of according respect to its soldiers os when they are humiliated in Meah Shearim and that’s because its annimous towards the chareidim is greater. I hope this dog is punished in a way that her dog breed sees and begins to feel intimidated.

  3. Shirley Temper at it again it is a POLLYWOOD stunt on camera to embarrass Israel. All of these stunts are done in front of a camera so as to show how terrible Israel is, all a rigged display for the world not in Israel’s interest. Any where else in the world if she behaved like that, she would have been in jail within the first few seconds, but since they know it is rigged they try to laugh it off, but they went too far this time that is why she is jailed, and she is 18years old +.

  4. That wasn’t strength, it was cowardice (on the part of the secular army) and fear (of being another Elor Azaria, on the part of the soldier.


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