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Ahed Tamimi’s trial gets under way behind closed doors

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Ahed Tamimi is facing 12 charges, which could lead to her facing years in prison [AFP]

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – The trials of a prominent Palestinian teen activist and her mother have begun behind closed doors after an Israeli military judge banned media from entering the court.

Ahed Tamimi, 17, was arrested in December after a video of her slapping and hitting two Israeli officials outside of her house in the village of Nabi Saleh went viral. Her mother, Nariman, was arrested soon after.

Court proceedings began on Tuesday at Israel’s Ofer detention centre, with only family members allowed into the hearing  after the judge barred reporters despite a request for a public trial by Gaby Lasky, the lawyer of the Tamimis.

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