NOHE YEHUDA, Israel (Reuters) – Israel released Sunday the Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, who was arrested last year after she was filmed torturing and defeating an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank
She had to face 12 charges, including serious assault, and pleaded guilty in March for a reduced fee schedule that included an attack. She was sentenced to eight months in prison.
An Israel Prison spokesman said that Tamimi had left Sharon Prison and was on her way to the West Bank, where her family are veterans of protests against an Israeli settlement near her home.
The Palestinians want the West Bank for a future state, along with East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Most countries regard Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal, which Israel denies.
(Report by Rami Amichay, Editor: Michael Perry)