Soldier-slapping teen to serve 8 months under plea deal

Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian being held for slapping and shoving IDF soldiers, will serve eight months in prison under a plea deal with military prosecutors.

As part of the agreement, Tamimi will confess to four of the 12 charges against her, including incitement and assaulting a soldier.

The plea deal has yet to be approved by the military court.

News of the agreement was first reported by Channel 10.

Tamimi was arrested in December after footage of her hitting soldiers was shared widely. Her arrest and continued detainment has made her a cause célèbre among Palestinians and their supporters.

17-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi (R), arrives for the beginning of her trial at the Ofer Military Court in the West Ban on February 13, 2018. (Thomas Coex/AFP)

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