Palestinian girl sentenced to 8 months in prison

Palestinian girl sentenced to 8 months in prison

A teenage Palestinian girl who was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied west bank accepted a plea deal under which she will be sentenced to eight months in prison.

Ahed Tamimi, 17, became a hero to Palestinians after the Dec. 15 incident outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh was streamed live on Facebook by her mother and went viral.

The soldiers had deployed during a weekly Palestinian protest in the village against Israeli policy on settlements in the west bank.

Tamimi was 16 at the time of the offence. Her trial began last month and she faced 12 charges, including aggravated assault.

She told reporters on Wednesday before the court accepted the agreement that "there is no justice under occupation and this is an illegitimate court." APP/AFP

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