The IDF Soldiers that are assigned the occupied territories are in a tough spot.
They are the face of the Israeli Military occupation, and are resented by the occupied. I understand the child wants to fight back at her oppressors. But she is going too far, in my opinion. I don't know what the soldier did, in that instance to provoke her into slapping him. I don't know the circumstances surrounding it, but to me, just from the video, it does not look like the IDF Soldier did anything to warrant that. It's hard because the Palestinians have lived under U.S. backed Israeli Military Occupation for far too long. But a 16 year old child, should not be put into the position of deliberately antagonizing anyone, especially not an armed soldier. It's just a bad idea, that will not end well. She's a beautiful girl, very determined, she has traveled to Turkey, South Africa, greeted like a rock star in both countries. She is articulate, has both parents. The way that she is going about it, confronting soldiers, punching, there is a video of her attempting to punch a soldier, slapping a soldier, it is really just no good. Her parents should be a halt to this.