Israel jails Ahed Tamimi for eight months

An Israeli military court has approved a plea deal that will see Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi serve an eight-month jail sentence on top of a fine of nearly US$1500.

Ahed, who turned 17 in January, was charged with assaulting soldiers and incitement after a video recorded by her mother Nariman circulated. It showed Ahed and her cousin Nour slapping and shoving two heavily armed Israeli soldiers on December 15.

Ahed’s viral recorded confrontation with the soldiers occurred outside her home hours after Israeli soldiers shot in the head and seriously injured her 15-year-old cousin Muhammad Fadel Tamimi.

Ahed was arrested in the middle of the night at her home in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on December 19.

Nour and Nariman were also detained by the army following the incident and have been sentencedto time served (16 days in prison) and eight months in prison, respectively, after accepting plea deals.


Read the full article written by Tamara Nassar at Green Left Weekly.