Palestinian teen who slapped soldier jailed

Ahed Tamimi.
Ahed Tamimi. Photo credit: Getty

A Palestinian teenage girl on trial for slapping an Israeli soldier has accepted a plea deal on Wednesday under which she will be sentenced to eight months in prison.

The news was reported by Israel's Haaretz news website.

Her lawyer told Reuters earlier that a plea bargain over the December incident, which turned Ahed Tamimi into a hero to Palestinians, had been offered by military prosecutors.

In December 2017, a video of Tamimi confronting Israeli soldiers went viral. The video showed her shoving, slapping, kicking and hitting soldiers.

Days later, she was arrested in a night-time raid.

The UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights criticised Israeli authorities, saying the "deprivation of liberty of children shall only be used as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time".

Bassem Tamimi, Tamimi 's father, told Al Jazeera at the time he didn't expect any justice from Israel.

"The system is set up to oppress Palestinians."

Amnesty International called Tamimi the "Rosa Parks of Palestine", and the small courtroom was often packed with journalists, diplomats and international observers during hearings, during which she was led into court in shackles.

Reuters / Newshub.