A video has appeared online showing a Palestinian teenage girl kicking and slapping two soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces during protests near the village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank. The video was reportedly filmed on December 15 following clashes between the locals and the IDF in the area.
The village has been a center for protests for many years because its locals are in strong opposition to the IDF.
WARNING! ⚠️ This video will make you angry.
This is what anti-Israel activists do to IDF soldiers to get them to “beat innocent civillians” and film it.
What would you do if you were there? pic.twitter.com/WvUJVYq2YL
— Sam (@sstern66) 18 December 2017
The girl was identified as 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi. On December 19, she was arrested by the IDF after the video had become viral.
IDF forces arrested overnight Palestinian girl after viral video shows her attacking and hitting soldiers. pic.twitter.com/1qcMweR5c5
— Sam (@sstern66) 19 December 2017
Pro-Israeli media outlets have already started using this video to show a “professionalism” and “patience” of Israeli sodiers in front of such a great threat as the locals.