Tamimi accepted the plea bargain to avoid charges that would have carried longer sentences.
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Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in jail for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked uproar in Israel and turned the 17-year-old girl into a Palestinian hero.Tamimi's 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 left her imprisoned for years. Tamimi pled guilty to four of the 12 charges against her under the agreement, including assault, incitement and two counts of obstructing soldiers, Lasky said.Tamimi was arrested in December after video surfaced of her kicking Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home.
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