Case against Palestinian teen spotlights her activist family

  • In this Dec. 28, 2017 file photo, Palestinian Ahed Tamimi, 16, is brought to a courtroom in handcuffs inside Ofer military prison near Jerusalem. Israel’s hard-charging prosecution of the 16-year-old who slapped and kicked two Israeli soldiers, has trained a spotlight on her activist family and its role in what Palestinians call “popular resistance,” or near-weekly protests against Israeli occupation staged in several West Bank villages. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

  • In this Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 photo, Mohammed Tamimi, Ahed Tamimi’s 15-year-old cousin sits in his family home in Nabi Saleh, recovering from a serious head injury sustained after being shot with a rubber-coated metal bullet in clashes with Israeli troops on Dec. 15. Relatives say Mohammed’s injury was one of the triggers for Ahed Tamimi’s outburst later that day in which she kicked and slapped two Israeli soldiers. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

NABI SALEH, West Bank — Israel’s hard-charging prosecution of a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped and kicked two Israeli soldiers has trained a spotlight on her activist family and its role in what Palestinians call “popular resistance.”

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