Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi to be tried in the Israeli Military Court for hitting an Israeli soldier


The military trial of Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenager charged with security offences for hitting an Israeli soldier outside her home in the occupied West Bank, is scheduled to begin today, Tuesday 12 February. Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh of Matrix Chambers is attending the opening of the trial in the Israeli Military Court in the West Bank as a trial observer, on behalf of the Bar Human Rights Committee. Blinne is an expert in the Israeli military court system, having observed at numerous proceedings, and having undertaken a research fellowship at Harvard Law School in 2016, focused on the topic. BHRC are also monitoring the case of Ahed’s mother, Nariman Tamimi, who is facing related charges. The incident, which followed Ahed’s 15-year-old cousin being shot in the head by Israeli troops, has been widely reported in the international media. For further press coverage, please see here.