Where AP Makes a Melee Out of Shirley Temper Arrest Story
(AP) – A 16-year-old Palestinian girl is being celebrated by Palestinians as a hero and symbol of a new generation after kicking and slapping two Israeli soldiers.
The melee was caught on a video that has been widely viewed.
A melee is a “confused struggle; especially a hand-to-hand fight among several people.” This was no melee – the soldiers did not fight back. No, this was a one-sided assault.
Interestingly enough, her lawyer also is claiming she is a minor.
Tamimi appeared in an Israeli military courtroom where a judge reserved decision on a prosecution request to keep her without bail. Her defense lawyer asked that she be freed on bail because she is a minor.
Meanwhile, she is clearly lapping up the media attention.