Recently-turned 17-year- old Ahed Al-Tamimi, known as "the icon of Palestinian resistance" against Israeli occupation in West Bank punched two Israeli soldiers upon discovering the soldiers shot her 14-year-old cousin in the head with a rubber-coated bullet, which put him in a medically-induced coma.
Palestinians subject to Israel's policy of "administrative detention", by which suspects can be held indefinitely without trial or charge, have announced plans to "boycott" Israeli military courts to protest their ongoing incarceration.
Tamimi has been in detention in Israel since her arrest at her home in December where she was filmed physically confronting Israel soldiers at her family's property in Nabi Salah in the Israel-occupied West Bank.
A large crowd of local and global journalists had shown up to cover the trial, but only family members were allowed to remain in the courtroom, with diplomats present also asked to leave.
A large crowd of journalists had shown up to cover the trial of Tamimi, whose case has gained global attention.
"I don't think this is in the interest of the minor" military judge Lt Col Menachem Lieberman said before having the courtroom cleared of everyone but her family and lawyers.
Over the years Ahed gained worldwide attention for her courageous actions against Israeli occupation forces during protests and clashes in and around her village.
Days later, she was arrested during a night raid.
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On 1 January 2018, Tamimi was charged with a number of offences under Israeli military law, some stemming from the 15 December incident, and others dating back to April 2016. They include stone-throwing, incitement and making threats.
International organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have rallied around Tamimi and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented her with a "courage" award in 2012 after a similar run-in with the Israeli military.
The 17-year-old girl was arrested on December 19 and must now respond to the judicial process, while remaining in jail, for which United Nations experts demand respect to the rules of global law and demand her freedom. She has been imprisoned since then.
"There is nothing more provocative than Israel's occupation [of Palestine].so the normal reaction is to resist", Bassem Tamimi said.
According to figures provided by the Palestinian prisoners' rights group Addameer, nearly 6,280 Palestinians are now being held in Israeli jails, 465 of them in administrative detention.
Additionally on Tuesday, Palestinian prisoners held under the much-criticized policy of administrative detention said they were boycotting Israeli court hearings altogether.
The girl's Israeli lawyer, Gaby Lasky, accused the court of wishing to hide the proceedings from a watching world, against her family's wishes.