Ahed Tamimi is just a teenager but she has repeatedly been at the centre of the seemingly endless propaganda war between Israelis and Palestinians.

A video of her slapping soldiers is the latest example.

Ahed, 16, has been held up by Palestinians and other supporters as a hero and brave ­opponent of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

On social media, they have described the teenager as “worth a thousand men” while hailing her for her “bravery against villains who judge children”.

A years-old photograph of her raising her fist at a soldier was widely published and led to her being received by then Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip ­Erdogan in 2012.

Read the article in The Australian (AFP).

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