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16-year-old girl stands up to Israeli soldiers

A 16-year-old girl, Ahed Taminmi became the poster child of the resistance when she slapped and kicked two Israeli soldiers who were on her family’s property in December of 2017. They left as seen on video.[i] The video of course went viral and a military court indicted Ahed and her mother for aggravated assault although she said the same shoulders shot her cousin in the head with a rubber bullet an hour earlier in front of her house. She was well-known for first raising her fist to an Israeli soldier in 2012 when she was a little girl with a blond ponytail, shown in the endnote.

[i] https://www.timesofisrael.com/military-court-indicts-soldier-slapping-teen-ahed-tamimi-her-mother/


Suicide is the main cause of death for teen girls globally

Leading causes of death for teenage girls

  1. Self-harm
  2. Maternal conditions
  4. Road injury
  5. Diarrhoeal diseases

Leading causes of death for teenage boys

  1. Road injury
  2. Interpersonal violence
  3. Self-harm
  5. Drowning

Source: WHO