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Israel frees Palestinian teen who struck soldier from jail

Tamimi, 17, became a heroine to Palestinians after the Dec. 15 incident outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh was streamed live on Facebook by her mother and went viral.


Reuters Last Updated at 29 Jul 2018, 09:07 IST Israel

Israel released from prison on Sunday Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, who was jailed late last year after she was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank.

Tamimi, 17, became a heroine to Palestinians after the Dec. 15 incident outside her home in the village of Nabi Saleh was streamed live on Facebook by her mother and went viral. She 16 at the time.

An Israel Prison Service spokesman said Tamimi had left the Sharon prison and was en route to the West Bank.

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