Palestinian girl filmed slapping Israeli soldier is charged with assault

Ahed Tamimi aka Shirley Temper was raised as a hate filled professional activist by her parents.

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl who was arrested after being filmed slapping an Israeli soldier has been charged with assaulting security forces, incitement and throwing stones.

The video of Ahed Tamimi – which went viral on social media two weeks ago – prompted competing reactions from Israelis and Palestinians, including a campaign for her release.

Her father, Bassem Tamimi, called it a “political trial”, saying Israel had dug up old incidents to “justify her arrest”.

Ahed’s mother, Nariman Tamimi, who allegedly livestreamed the incident on social media, was also charged with incitement and assault.