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Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teenager who slapped Israeli soldier, jailed for 8 months

Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teenager who slapped Israeli soldier, jailed for 8 months

Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teenager who slapped Israeli soldier, jailed for 8 months

Ms Tamimi's Israeli lawyer, Gaby Lasky, said Tamimi agreed to the sentence as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that allowed her to avoid more serious charges that could have imprisoned her for years.

The case also drew attention to Israel's military court system, which is used to try Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

"Ahed will be home in a few months, but Israel is putting this child behind bars for eight months for calling for protests and slapping a soldier, after threatening her with years in jail," Human Rights Watch Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson said.

Most countries consider as illegal the Israeli settlements built in the territory, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war.

Source: www.abc.net.au
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