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She was arrested, and now faces charges of aggravated assault, obstructing the work of soldiers, and incitement.

Ahed Tamimi, 17, arrived in Ofer military court on Tuesday morning.

"Today we proved that the Palestinian security forces are in control and are determined to prevent anarchy and lawlessness".

Palestinians see Tamimi as a hero who opposes Israel's military occupation of the West Bank, while Israel says she is an agitator who attempts to provoke soldiers on film as part of a Palestinian PR campaign.

Children from the West Bank city of Hebron protest Israel's detention of minors.

Tamimi's supporters say the incident in December occurred soon after she discovered Israeli troops had seriously wounded her 15-year-old cousin, who was shot in the head with a rubber bullet during a stone-throwing clash.

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The video caused a great debate in both Israeli and Palestinian societies.

"So the way to keep it out of everybody's eyes is to close doors and not allow people inside the court for her hearing", she added.

Netflix Marvel series star Rosario Dawson, Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams, famed progressive actor Danny Glover, activist and author Angela Davis and philosopher Cornel West were among the 27 figures who signed the petition. Her mother, Nariman, is standing trial for attacking an officer, as well incitement to violence on social media.

Just minutes later, his 16-year-old cousin Ahed Tamimi rose up to protect her family's home after two armed Israeli soldiers invaded her yard.

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

Urging the Palestinian public to support the move, detainees noted that "dozens" of Palestinians had remained in custody for over 14 years - without trial or charge - under the administrative detention policy.

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Meanwhile, 27 American cultural figures, including actors, civil rights leaders and sports figures, signed an open letter Monday calling for Ahed's release and supporting a bill introduced late past year in the U.S. House of Representatives called the "Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act". A new trial date has been scheduled for March 11.

The closed-door proceedings were held for a couple of hours before adjourning.

She said she is still waiting to receive case material from the prosecutor, and that her client did not enter a plea.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Israel has ratified, states that minors can only be deprived of liberty as a last resort and for the shortest appropriate time, said Michael Lynk, a United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, in a statement.

Ahed Tamimi, 17, appeared fresh and confident as she entered the packed Israeli military courtroom in the West Bank, in a case which has drawn wide criticism of Israel for prosecuting the teenager.

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