Israel charged a Palestinian teenager with 12 counts including assault on Monday following her arrest after a video of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank went viral.
Ahed Tamimi (16) has been hailed as a hero by Palestinians, who see her as bravely standing up to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.
Israelis accused her family of using her as a pawn in staged provocations.
The charges filed with an Israeli military court relate to the events in the video, but also five other incidents and include stone-throwing, incitement and making threats.
She could face a lengthy jail term if convicted.
Five charges were also filed against her mother, Nariman and on Sunday, her cousin Nour Tamimi (20) was indicted as well.
The accusations against Nariman Tamimi include using Facebook “to incite others to commit terrorist attacks” and participating in the incident on video, the army said in a statement.
Ahed and her mother have been ordered to remain in custody until at least January 8, when another hearing will be held.
Prosecutors are requesting that they be kept in detention until the completion of their trial.
Nour was to be released on bail of $14000 yesterday afternoon barring an appeal by prosecutors, said the Tamimis’ lawyer, Gaby Lasky.
Ahed, arrested in the early hours of December 19, has been involved in a series of previous incidents, with older pictures of her confronting soldiers widely published.
She has become something of an icon for Palestinians, who have flooded social media with praise and support in recent days.