Ahed Tamimi: Palestinian slap video teen gets eight months in plea deal

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A Palestinian teenager arrested after slapping an Israeli soldier has accepted a plea deal that will see her serve eight months in prison.

Ahed Tamimi had agreed to plead guilty to four of the 12 charges she faced, including assault, her lawyer said.

She will also pay a fine of 5,000 shekels ($1,440) and accept a further eight-month jail term, suspended.

The 17 year old was detained after being filmed confronting two armed soldiers outside her home in December.

The court’s decision means she will be released this summer because the sentence includes time served, her lawyer Gaby Lasky was quoted by AFP news agency as saying.

For Palestinians, Ahed Tamimi, who was 16 at the time of the incident in the occupied West Bank, is a symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation. But many Israelis regard her as a violent troublemaker seeking…

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