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Palestine: Judge orders secret hearing in abducted teen’s “trial” for slapping invaders

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A teenage Palestinian protester filmed slapping and kicking two soldiers outside her home has appeared before an Israeli military court to face various charges including assaulting security forces, incitement and throwing stones. Ahed Tamimi, who turned 17 in jail last month, arrived on Tuesday morning for the first day of what could be a months-long trial, in what has become a symbolic case in the battle for international public opinion. The judge ordered a closed-door hearing and ejected a large group of journalists who had gathered at the Ofer military base, despite a request by Tamimi‚Äôs lawyer for the media to be able to observe proceedings.” (02/13/18)