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A Palestinian youth incarcerated for defeating soldiers released from prison



Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi was released from prison on Sunday following an eight-month prison sentence for beating two Israeli soldiers, an episode that made them a symbol of resistance for the Palestinians

Tamimi, 17, and her They were driven out of Sharon prison in Israel on Sunday to a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, said Assaf Librati, the prison 's spokesman

They were then handed over to Israeli soldiers, he told their village Nabi Saleh

After Tamimi was released by the soldiers, she made brief hints to the assembled masses and journalists and said she hoped that later everyone would join a press conference would come.

Her father Bassem put his arms around them as they walked down the street, singing the crowd "we want to live in freedom".

Family members and supporters had also gathered at the checkpoint to greet them, but the military ve

The Israeli authorities seemed to be interested in avoiding media coverage as much as possible and had conflicting information Tamimi and her mother should first arrive at a checkpoint near the Palestinian town of Tulkarm in the West Bank, but the location was changed three times before it was finally announced that they would to an intersection in Rantis, about an hour's drive away

Before the arrival of Tamimi, there had been some tension at the checkpoint when a few Israeli-flagged men were approaching trailers with Palestinian flags. Words were exchanged, but there was no violence.

In a sign of the sensitivity of the case, Israeli authorities arrested two Italians and one Palestinian on Saturday for painting Tamimi's now familiar image on the Israeli Separation Wall that cuts off the West Bank.

Both Tamimi and her mother were sentenced to eight months imprisonment in an Israeli military court after having a pretext for the December incident that the family found in their farm in Nabi Saleh.

The video was viral The Palestinians regard them as heroes defying Israel's occupation.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas praised them and social media flooded with support.

But Tamimi is used as a pledge by Israeli activist family in staged provocations

They point to a series of earlier such incidents with her, with older images of her soldiers spreading across the Internet.

Many Israelis also praised the reluctance of the soldiers, who remained calm throughout, though others said their actions deserved a tougher response.

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Tamimi was arrested early in the morning of December 19, four days after the incident. She was 16 years old at the time.

Her mother Nariman was also arrested, as well as her cousin Nour, who was released in March.

Israeli military said soldiers were in the area on the day of the incident to prevent Palestinians throw stones at Israeli motorists.

The video shows the cousins ​​approaching two soldiers and telling them to leave before pushing, kicking and hitting them.

Ahed Tamimi is the most aggressive of the two in the video.

The heavily armed soldiers are not reacting to anything that seems more likely to provoke an attempt than to cause serious damage.

They move back after Nariman Tamimi gets involved.

The fight took place in the midst of clashes and protests instead of US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Family members say a Tamimi family member was upside down through a rubber bullet fired during these protests get hurt.

and activist Ahed Tamimi (C) arrives in her village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank on July 29, 2018 after being released from prison after serving eight months in prison for two Israeli soldiers

Palestinian activist and activist Ahed Tamimi (C) hugs a woman in her village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank on July 29, 2018, after she was released from prison after serving eight months in prison for two Israeli soldiers

Palestinian activist and activist Ahed Tamimi (C) is arrested Westbank welcomed village Nabi Saleh on July 29, 2018 following his release from prison after an eight-month prison sentence for beating two Israeli soldiers


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