Israel has charged a Palestinian teen activist with assault after a video emerged of her punching and kicking an Israeli soldier.
Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old who has been notorious for her activism against Israeli occupation forces since age 12, confronted the soldiers after they shot her cousin in the face with a rubber bullet. The 15-year-old boy is still in the hospital after an induced coma, according to Ahed's father Bassem.
Ahed's mother Nariman, as well as Ahed's 20-year-old cousin Nour, were also arrested after appearing in the video.
In a military court near Ramallah on Monday, Ahed received 12 charges, including assaulting an Israeli soldier, interfering with a soldier's duties, and charges of stone-throwing on two past occasions.
Stone-throwing is an accusation often leveled against Palestinian children. According to prisoners' rights organization Addameer, stone-throwing is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Every year, about 700 Palestinian children are arrested, interrogated, detained, and prosecuted. Often children are held in the same prisons as adults.