Mar 21, 2018 - World

Palestinian teen who slapped Israeli soldier gets 8 months in prison

Ahed Tanimi.

Ahed Tanimi arrives for the beginning of her trial. Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images

Ahed Tanimi, the 17-year-old Palestinian girl who was jailed for slapping an Israeli soldier, has agreed to a plea deal and been sentenced to eight months in prison, NBC News reports.

Why it matters: Tanimi quickly became "a global symbol of Palestinian resistance," per NBC, and renewed focus on Israel's West Bank occupation. Right-leaning Israelis believe her actions made the military look "weak." Her deal includes "a reduced charge sheet that includes assault," NBC reports.

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