Palestinian Teen In ‘Slap Video’ Pleads Eight Months Jail

FILE PHOTO Palestinian Ahed Tamimi (C), a 16-year-old prominent campaigner against Israel’s occupation, appears at a military court at the Israeli-run Ofer prison in the West Bank village of Betunia on December 28, 2017.  Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP

 

A Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed her hit two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank has reached a plea deal with prosecutors to serve eight months in jail, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

The Israeli military court where Ahed Tamimi is being tried had not yet decided on whether to accept the agreement reached with prosecutors, HRW’s Omar Shakir told AFP.

Tamimi was 16 at the time of the December incident. She has since turned 17.