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In a plea bargain, military court sentences Ahed Tamimi and her mother to 8 months

 

RAMALLAH, March 21, 2018 (WAFA) – A military court sentenced on Wednesday Ahed Tamimi, 17, and her mother, Nariman, 42, to eight months in prison plus $1500 fine for each following a plea bargain between the Tamimis‘ lawyer and the military prosecution, according to people at the trial held at Ofer military camp near Ramallah.

Ahed Tamimi was arrested in December when she was only 16 years old and charged with slapping an Israeli soldier who invaded her family home in Nabi Saleh village, near Ramallah. The mother, Nariman, was arrested on the same day for filming the incident and placing the video on the internet and therefore charged with incitement.

The two Tamimis have had almost 10 court hearings since their arrest as the defense lawyer and the military persecutor were battling over their case.

Ahed Tamimi has become a household name and an icon of passive Palestinian resistance. A number of international human rights organizations have condemned her arrest and called for her immediate release.

The Ofer military court had earlier agreed in another plea bargain to consider the 16 days Ahed Tamimi‘s cousin, Nour, 20, had spent in prison after she was arrested a day after Ahed for also appearing in the same video fending off the soldiers from their house as her sentence and fined her $600 plus five months suspended sentence.

M.K.

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