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Ahed Tamimi is brought to a courtroom inside Ofer military prison near Jerusalem, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Tamimi, a blonde 17-year-old from the West Bank village of Nebi Saleh, was arrested last week by Israeli troops and faces charges of attacking soldiers. She is seen speaking to Israeli Arab MK Ahmed Tibi of the Israeli Arab Joint List.

Palestinian Authority video star Ahed Tamimi was indicted on Monday in Judea Military Court along with her mother for their attack on two Israeli soldiers a week ago in their village of Nabi Saleh.

Young Tamimi, whose age has been the focus of a great deal of media attention, was charged with 12 counts for six separate incidents.


The charges, which include aggravated assault, hindering a soldier in the line of duty, incitement, threatening a soldier’s life, and stone-throwing, are connected to incidents in which Tamimi hurled rocks at Israeli security forces, threatened them, participated in riots and incited others to participate in the clashes, according to the court papers.

Tamimi’s mother, Nariman Tamimi, was indicted for her involvement in the assault on the soldiers as well as another incident last month in which she joined her daughter as well.

In addition, Nariman Tamimi was charged with incitement to terrorism on Facebook for live streaming

Nour Tamimi, Ahed’s 21-year-old cousin, was indicted on Sunday. The IDF prosecutor requested that all three be remanded until the end of legal proceedings.

Ahed Tamimi has been the star of her family’s anti-Israeli and anti-IDF provocation videos since she was about 12 years old.

Her age has been somewhat of a question mark, with media reporting in December 2012 that she was 13 years old when she was honored by Turkey’s then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for attempting to attack and screaming at IDF soldiers during various demonstrations and provocation videos set up by her family.

During this most recent incident, media have reported that Tamimi is 16, 17 and even 18 years old.

But the Israel Prison Service told on Monday that their computer records show Tamimi’s birth date is January 31, 2001, which makes her 16 years and 11 months old.

But Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News carried a report by the Anatolia News Agency reporting on December 30, 2012 that Turkey’s Erdogan sat down for breakfast that day with Ahed Tamimi, “a 13-year-old Palestinian girl”

Why would the Palestinian Authority have informed Erdogan’s office that Tamimi was 13 years old in arranging this “official meeting” if the girl was only 11, as she would have been, with a birth date of Jan. 31, 2001. Rounding up, the most one might say would be 12; what interest would the adults in her life have in making a pre-adolescent girl so much more mature before her time? Might that have something to do with her “star” quality on the videos they were shooting and sending around the world, courtesy of the European-funded far-left B’Tselem NGO?


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.