An Israeli court extended the detention of Ahed al-Tamimi for 10 days on Wednesday after she was arrested on Tuesday over a film in which she appeared to be confronting two soldiers, in Al-Nabi Saleh, a small village in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli court where the 17-year-old Palestinian girl appeared is located at the Ofer military base near Ramallah, near the village.

The Israeli army on Wednesday also arrested Ahed’s cousin, Nour Naji al-Tamimi, 21, who also appeared in the video that went viral on Israeli social media and showed Ahed slapping, kicking and hitting two Israeli soldiers armed with M16 guns, helmets, and body armour.

The Palestinian teen was seized at dawn on Tuesday, when Israeli soldiers raided her family house and searched it, taking personal laptops, mobile phones and electronic equipment belonging to the al-Tamimi family. The family alleged the soldiers beat them during the raid.

Ahed’s mother, Nariman al-Tamimi, an activist against Israeli settlements, was also arrested later on Tuesday.

 

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