Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi out of Israeli prison

Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi out of Israeli prison

Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi out of Israeli prison

Tamimi, 17, and her mother were indicted by an Israeli military court late previous year after a video of the youth kicking and slapping two armed Israeli soldiers outside her home went viral on Facebook.

For Palestinians, she became a symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation, but many Israelis see her as a publicity-seeking trouble-maker.

Israel released from prison on Sunday Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi who was jailed late previous year after she was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank.

A Palestinian teenager who was jailed for slapping an Israeli soldier is freed from prison.

The confrontation reportedly erupted after Israeli forces shot Tamimi's cousin in the face with rubber bullet earlier that day leading to her anger.

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Her father, Bassem Tamimi, said he expected her to take a lead in the struggle against Israeli occupation but she was also weighing college options. She was sentenced to eight months in jail.

Ahed was arrested in December after she slapped two Israeli soldiers outside her family home.

The Israeli prison service says she is on her way back to the West Bank.

The curly-haired teen was greeted in her West Bank village with cheers from fellow activists and extended family, and photographs showed a tearful Tamimi embracing relatives.

"All the female prisoners are steadfast".

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Tamimi's case drew global attention with Amnesty International arguing her sentence was at odds with international law, which states that the detention of a minor must be used only as a last resort for the shortest appropriate period of time.

Since 2009, residents of Nabi Salah have staged regular anti-occupation protests that often ended with stone-throwing clashes.

Israel maintains control over most of the West Bank, where the Palestinians have limited self-rule. Local human rights groups say more than 300 minors are now being held. An Israeli police spokesman did not return a call from Reuters for comment.

They are being transferred by the army to the Palestinians territories.

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