An Israeli court extended the remand detention of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her mother to 6 February, family sources reported on Monday.
Israeli Ofer military court, located west of the West Bank city of Ramallah, delayed the trial on Monday that was originally scheduled to take place to tomorrow.
Tamimi, a resident of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank, was arrested after aÂ videoÂ of her and her cousin forcing Israeli occupation forces off her familyâs land went viral on social media.
An Israeli occupation soldier was slapped, one day, after shooting Tamimiâs 14-year-old cousin in the head with rubber-coated steel bullets. The shot required a dangerous surgery which involved removing part of the boyâs skull, in order to take out the bullet.
TamimiâsÂ motherÂ and father were subsequently taken into custody. Two of herÂ cousinsÂ were also detained, one of whom was released pending bail.
Her detention has been extendedÂ four times. Tamimi and her mother are being charged with incitement, as well as forÂ shoving soldiers and rock-throwing. Both will remain incarcerated untilÂ the end of the trial, and could face up to ten years in prison.
Amnesty InternationalÂ has launched anÂ urgent appealÂ demanding the immediate release of Tamimi, whom they say has suffered aggressive interrogations, sometimes at night, while her family has also been threatened.
âHer trial before an Israeli military juvenile court is imminent, we must mobilize quickly and effectively,â the rights group said, according to Days of Palestine.
It has condemned the trial and theÂ collective punishmentÂ imposed on other members of family, and the designation of her home as aÂ closed military zone.
âIt was clear that she [Tamimi] posed no real threat to them [the soldiers] because they easily removed her, but now she could face up to ten years in prison, which is a grossly disproportionate punishment,â the organization said.
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Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (email@example.com)