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Israel judge orders Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi held until trial

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An Israeli military judge on Wednesday ordered a Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers held in custody until trial.

“I found no alternative other than to order her detention in custody until the end of proceedings,” the judge ruled. “The gravity of the offences of which she is accused do not allow an alternative to custody.”

Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested after footage of her kicking and hitting the soldiers outside a house in Nabi Salih, in the occupied West Bank, on December 15 went viral on Facebook.