The military trial of 17-year-old Palestinian hero Ahed Tamimi started on Tuesday, but the judge defied Ahed’s wishes for a public trial, and ordered journalists to leave the courtroom. Ahed faces serious charges of “assault” and “incitement” over slapping an Israeli occupation soldier who had invaded her yard, shortly after her cousin was shot by soldiers as well. Her father emotionally yelled to her in court to stay strong. Joining the United Nations and human rights organizations calling on Israel to free the Palestinian teen were dozens of celebrities who signed the Dream Defenders’ letter, from Danny Glover to Rosario Dawson. And just yesterday, popular comedian Sarah Silverman (12 million followers on Twitter, no big deal!) tweeted in support of the campaign to free Ahed, and we hope this campaign continues to pick up steam. To help those who don’t know the issue of life under occupation get a better sense of how the Israeli military regularly uses unlawful violence against civilians, including Palestinian children, we created this new video. Please share it on Facebook and Twitter.

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