Palestinian teen's trial opens behind closed doors

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Palestinian teens trial opens behind closed doors
Ahed Tamimi arrives for her trial in the Israeli military court at the Ofer military prison in the West Bank village of Betunia.

Ofer Military Court (Palestinian Territories) - The judge in the trial ordered journalists removed from the courtroom.


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Published: Tue 13 Feb 2018, 8:12 PM

Last updated: Tue 13 Feb 2018, 10:15 PM

A Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers in a case that has gained global attention went on trial in military court on Tuesday in closed-door proceedings.
The judge in the trial ordered journalists removed from the courtroom, ruling that open proceedings would not be in the interest of 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, who is being tried as a minor.
Only family members were allowed to remain in the courtroom, with diplomats present to observe also asked to leave.
A large crowd of local and international journalists had shown up to cover the trial of Tamimi, who has become something of an icon for Palestinians and supporters of their cause worldwide.
Trials of minors in military court are closed. 

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