JERUSALEM — An Israeli teenager was killed and her father and brother were wounded on Friday when a homemade bomb exploded near a natural spring in the occupied West Bank, one of many small oases where Palestinians and Israelis seek to cool off but that have become hot spots in the conflict. Government officials declared it an act of terrorism, and security forces set up roadblocks near Ramallah to try to catch those responsible. The attack at Ein Bubin, a spring in the wooded hills near the small settlement of Dolev, roughly midway between the cities of Ramallah and Modiin, killed the teenager, Rina Shnerb, 17, the authorities said. She had visited the spring with her father, Rabbi Eitan Shnerb, and an older brother, Dvir, Both men suffered shrapnel injuries and were airlifted to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.
She is best known for appearances in images and videos in which she confronts Israeli soldiers. Tamimi's advocates consider her a freedom fighter for Palestine, comparing her to Malala Yousafzai ; her detractors argue she is manipulated by political parents and has been taught to engage with violence. In December , she was detained by Israeli authorities for slapping a soldier. The incident was filmed and went viral , attracting international interest and debate.
It had been viewed more than 1. The video opens with six infantry soldiers from the Hod platoon of the Nahal Brigade's 50th Airborne Battalion on foot patrol. They are in a two-by-three formation in Hebron in the West Bank , a tense flash point of attacks on Israeli soldiers. She is singing her hit 1 pop song Tik Tok : "Tonight I'ma fight, Til' we see the sunlight, Tick tock on the clock but the party don't stop, no". With the music, the soldiers abruptly break into choreographed dance moves.
Skip to content. GivingNewsDay is an opportunity to show your support for the high-quality, nonprofit, international news you read here. Make a gift today, and your donation will be matched. A year-old Palestinian girl, hailed as a hero by Palestinians for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers outside her home, will remain in detention until the end of her trial for alleged assault, an Israeli military court ruled on Wednesday.