Film on arrested Palestinian teen activist banned in Singapore

An Israeli minister has said the Ahed Al Tamimi's parents are guilty of

The Israeli occupation has been actively persecuting the family for decades over their weekly protests against the theft of their lands in favor of the illegal Jewish settlement of Halamish near their villages.

Born in Moldova, Avigdor Lieberman is one of the only foreign ministers in the world who does not live in territory officially recognized as his own country. His party was recently the focus of a corruption probe within the Israeli political spectrum.

Ahed, 16, was arrested on December 19 after a video emerged of her slapping two Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh village, 20 kilometres from Ramallah.

Israeli forces shot the teen, reportedly from a close range, during clashes that had erupted in the village after Israeli forces raided the area. Ahed and her mother manager to pull the soldier of her brother and free him.

The case has made her into such a symbol for Palestinians that a commentator in Israeli left-wing newspaper Haaretz said Israel risked turning her into the "Palestinian Joan of Arc".

On Ahed's statement that the same two policemen had shot her young cousin in the face with a rubber bullet an hour before, he said: "So she claims".

"The circumstances are being investigated", she said.

"I am very anxious about my daughter", added Bassem, who has also been arrested numerous times by Israeli forces.

Ahed was arrested in the midnight from her house. Furthermore, documents have been stolen by the security forces, it is alleged.

"I am sure they want to keep her as long as possible because they don't want the voice of resistance outside prison", Lasky told Reuters at the military courtroom in Ofer prison near the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

At least a dozen Palestinians have been killed since US President Donald Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital in mid-December as thousands of Palestinians have been demonstrating across the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. Issa Qaraqe of the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Commission stated that approximately half of those detained, like Ahed, Abdul-Khalik Burnat and Fawzi al-Junaidi, are children.

Since her arrest, Tamimi has had her detention extended several times, until charges were finally presented against her on Monday.

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