Ahed Tamimi Jailed Eight Months in Plea Deal
A Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed her hit two Zionist occupation soldiers in the occupied West Bank reached a plea deal on Wednesday that will see her serve eight months in prison.
The "Israeli" military court where Ahed Tamimi was being tried accepted the deal between her and prosecutors in the case that has drawn international attention.
Tamimi, 16 at the time of the incident in December, has been hailed as a hero by Palestinians who see her as bravely standing up to the Zionist occupation of the West Bank.
The young teen told reporters on Wednesday before the court accepted the agreement that "there is no justice under occupation and this is an illegitimate court."
Tamimi's sentence in the agreement includes time served and a fine of $1,430, said her lawyer Gaby Lasky, meaning she is to be released in the summer.
She accepted to plead guilty to four of the 12 charges against her under the agreement, including assault, incitement and two counts of obstructing soldiers, Lasky said.
The "Israeli" army claimed in a statement after the sentence that it "will continue operating in order to preserve the security and public order in [the West Bank] and enforce the law as it pertains to anyone who harms ["Israeli"] soldiers and incites violence."
Lasky only accepted to present the plea bargain to the military court after it first accepted an agreement with Tamimi's mother, Nariman Tamimi.
A plea deal for Nariman Tamimi will also see her serve eight months in jail including time served, along with a $1730 fine, she said.
Earlier in the day in the same case, Tamimi's cousin Nour Tamimi had her plea deal approved that saw her go free, the lawyer said.
The 20-year-old was sentenced to 16 days -- already served after her arrest -- and fined $576 for assault of a soldier.
Both Ahed Tamimi and her mother were ordered held in custody throughout their trials, while Nour Tamimi had been freed on bail.
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