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Palestinian "Soldier-Slapper", Released from PrisonAfter 8 months in Israeli jail, the two are expected to visit the grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and then hold a press conference in their village of Nebi Saleh
Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi left prison early Sunday after serving an eight-month for slapping and shoving IDF soldiers outside her home in the West Bank village of Nebi Saleh late last year.
Tamimi, 17, and her mother, who was also jailed over the incident, were being driven by Israeli authorities from a prison inside Israel to a checkpoint at Tulkarem leading to the West Bank, where they live, according to prison’s spokesman Assaf Librati said.
“They just left the prison,” Librati said.
Upon their release from prison, the two are expected to pay a visit to the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Ramallah and then hold a press conference in their village of Nebi Saleh.
Last month, a parole board rejected a petition for the early release of the 17-year-old.
The petition lodged by her attorney asked that Tamimi’s sentence be cut by one-third.
Officials from the Shin Bet security service had protested her release, arguing that freeing Tamimi could exacerbate tensions in the West Bank.
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