B’Tselem slams Israeli actions against AhedTamimi

An Israeli human rights organisation has criticised the treatment of Ahed Al Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager who stood up to two policemen in the yard of her West Bank home. In a heated debate on the BBC that also included the Israeli deputy minister for diplomacy, Michael Oren, Yael Stein of B’Tselem said the Israeli justice system was failing Palestinian children. “Children are being taken from their house in the middle of the night and, first and foremost, being put into detention,” Ms Stein said. “It’s the first step, not a last resort of the system. They are being tried as adults, they have no benefit of being children, their detention is almost automatically being defended by the military courts.”
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