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Israel court rejects bid to make Palestinian teen trial public

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TEL AVIV, March 20 — An Israeli military court has blocked a bid to make the high-profile trial of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi public, meaning it will continue behind closed doors, her lawyer said yesterday.

“The Military Appeals Tribunal dismissed the defence’s appeal against a closed trial,” Gaby Lasky wrote on Twitter.

“A public trial was the only defence and it’s obvious that in its absence, Ahed Tamimi will not be entitled to a fair trial.”

Tamimi was arrested four months ago after the 17-year-old appeared in a viral video, along with her mother and cousin, slapping and shoving two Israeli soldier outside their family home in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank.

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The Malay Mail Online

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