In the video, which was filmed during the weekly Friday protests in Nabi Salih, two young girls are seen provoking and aggravating the soldiers, trying to hit and kick them, all the while the soldiers do their best to ignore them.
She is seen calling on the soldiers to leave the yard in which they are standing as another woman arrives and attempts to get in between the stoic soldiers and the girl.
It is evident that the video photographer was careful to ensure that only women and girls were in the frame thereby creating an underdog effect, assuming the soldiers would respond to the physical harassment and try to arrest the girls–a scene that would have caused quite an uproar.
The IDF is backing the actions of the soldiers and, as in any situation, is exploring whether the incident could have been handled differently.
This is not the first time a member of the Tamimi family was documented provoking soldiers. Several years ago, a video surfaced of Ahed Tamimi biting a soldier who had come to arrest her brother during disturbances at the weekly Friday protest.