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Teen Palestinian protester gets 8 months in prison


Tamimi's Israeli lawyer, Gaby Lasky, said Tamimi agreed to the sentence as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that allowed her to avoid more serious charges that could have imprisoned her for years. Under the deal, she is due to be released in the summer. She is also being fined the equivalent of about $1,400.

Lasky called the legal proceedings a "farce." She said "they are trying to deter other Palestinian youth from resisting occupation as Ahed did."

The judge agreed to a similar plea deal for Tamimi's mother Nariman, who has been charged with incitement.

"This is injustice, this court is designed to oppress the Palestinians," her father Bassem said. He said they agreed to the deal because they had been threatened with three years in jail. Bassem had visited his daughter and wife for the first time in prison the day before. He said Ahed spends her time doing school work.

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