Palestinian Nour Tamimi released on bail

Palestinian Nour Tamimi released on bail
From Al Jazeera - January 5, 2018

Nour Tamimi, a 20-year-old Palestinian charged with assaulting an Israeli soldier after the release of a viral video of the incident last month, has been released on bail.

Nour and her cousin, prominent 16-year-old activist Ahed Tamimi, werefilmed slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank.

The video of the December 15 confrontation outside the Tamimi's home in the village of Nabi Saleh was widely shared on social media. A few days later, the two cousins, along with Ahed's mother, were arrested by Israeli forces.

On Friday, Nour's father, Najm Tamimi, told AFP news agency that an Israeli military court had rejected the prosecution's appeal against his daughter's release, allowing her to return home after posting a bail of 5,000 shekels ($1,450),

The 21-year-old, who studies journalism at Al Quds University, will have to sign in at an Israeli police station every Friday at noon.

She was charged on Sunday with aggravated assault and disturbing soldiers from carrying out their duties.

Court proceedings against her are set to begin on February 12.

Ahed Tamimi, meanwhile, remains in custodyalong with her mother, Nariman.

The teenager, a prominent activist in Nabi Saleh, faces 12 charges, including aggravated assault and throwing stones, whileher mother faces five charges, including incitement for uploading the video on social media.

According to their lawyer, Ahed and Nariman's charges include older incidents unrelated to the video.

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