Soldier-slapping teen slapped with 8-month prison sentence

A Palestinian teenager is convicted for slapping and shoving Israeli soldiers as part of plea deal reached with military prosecutors, the army says.

Under the plea agreement, Ahed Tamimi will serve eight months in prison and pay a NIS 5,000 fine, while admitting to assaulting the soldiers in the December incident, as well as three other charges.

Tamimi’s mother, Narimam Tamimi, will also serve eight months in prison and be fined NIS 6,000 under the plea deal for her role in the incident, which was filmed and shared widely.

Nour Tamimi, Ahed’s cousin, is sentenced to prison but will not be incarcerated because of time served. She is fined NIS 2,000.

“The security forces and the IDF will continue to work to maintain security and public order in the areas of Judea and Samaria, and to enforce the law against those who harm IDF soldiers and incite violence,” the army says.

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