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Al-Khatib's case has struck a chord with the Palestinians and many internationally because it is rare that Palestinian female minors are arrested.
This decision reverses the year-old Obama-era policy, issued by former defense secretary Ashton Carter, that allowed transgender citizens to join the military as well as undergo gender reassignment surgery during their service.
Afek came out as openly gay in an interview with the Israel Bar Association's magazine last May.
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