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

BBC News | 3/21/2018 | Staff
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 publicity.

Her trial opened behind closed doors at the Ofer military court in the occupied West Bank on 13 February. Her lawyer asked to have the trial open to the public, but a judge ruled that proceedings be conducted in camera for "the minor's benefit".

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Ahed Tamimi would plead guilty to one count of assault, one of incitement, and two of obstructing soldiers, Ms Lasky said.

Asked why she had agreed to a plea deal, Ms Lasky said: "When they decided to keep her trial behind closed doors, we knew that we were not going to get a fair trial."

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Ahed Tamimi was filmed by her mother, Nariman, confronting two armed soldiers in the driveway of her family home in the village of Nabi Saleh on 15 December, following a protest against the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The incident was streamed on Nariman Tamimi's Facebook page and video of the confrontation went viral. In the footage she kicks one soldier...
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