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Abbas calls U.S. ambassador 'son of a dog'

Abbas calls U.S. ambassador 'son of a dog'

His says Ahed, who turned 17 behind bars, spends her time doing school work and reading, focusing on English studies.

Her sentence would include time served and a fine of 5,000 shekels ($1,430, 1,166 euros), said Lasky, meaning she could be released in the summer.

"The fact that a child will be jailed for 8 months for slapping a soldier whose troops just shot her 15-year-old cousin in the face is extreme", the statement said, "but in the context of the 99% conviction rate in the Israeli military court system and right-wing incitement against Ahed, this compromise by the Israeli military shows they have made a decision to back down in the face of growing pressure to release Ahed".

According to Tamimi, the last time his daughter and wife appeared in court was on February 13.

Gaby Lasky, the teenager's lawyer, said the military's dropping of all charges "is proof that Tamimi's arrest in the middle of the night, and legal proceedings against her, were steps created to settle scores".

The 20-year-old was sentenced to 16 days - already served after her arrest - and fined 2,000 shekels for assault of a soldier.

The judge is said to be following the traditional rules of Israel's juvenile courts, where, unless in "exceptional cases", trials are generally held behind closed doors and in the absence of a probable public influence.

Israelis accuse her family of using her as a pawn in staged provocations.

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One Palestinian was injured and scores suffered temporary asphyxiation in clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Lasky appealed to have the trial opened, but was rejected.

Tamimi said Tuesday they are both in good spirits.

Tamini, who was arrested on December 19 past year for slapping an Israeli soldier in her West Bank village of Nebi Saleh, quickly became an iconic symbol of Palestinian resistance, with the video of the incident being shared by thousands of users on various social media platforms.

The army said the soldier "acted professionally" by showing restraint.

Ahed's cousin, Nur, who can also be seen in the video, was also later detained.

The heavily armed soldiers do not respond to what appears to be an attempt to provoke rather than seriously harm them. Several of those arrested also were found to be involved in smuggling funds from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, the investigation also found.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas labelled the USA ambassador to Israel David Friedman a "son of a dog" on Monday during an attack on Donald Trump's policies.