An Israeli military court has reached a deal with jailed Palestinian teen under which the 16-year-old will serve eight months behind bars, Israeli daily Haaretz reported Wednesday.
“As part of the arrangement, [Ahed] al-Tamimi will confess to four counts of assault, including the videotaped slapping of an Israeli soldier,” the newspaper reported.
The agreement was reached, the daily added, at a Wednesday session of al-Tamimi's ongoing trial, which is being held behind closed doors.
The proposed arrangement, which would also see al-Tamimi pay a $1,500 fine, must still be approved by the military court.
Israeli soldiers arrested al-Tamimi from her home near Ramallah last December. When her mother went to the local authorities seeking information about her daughter, she too was detained.
Ahed al-Tamimi was accused of "attacking" Israeli troops after a video went viral online showing her slapping an Israeli soldier who had trespassed on her family’s backyard.
Ahed’s cousin, Nur, who is also seen in the video, was also later detained.
Meanwhile, Nariman al-Tamimi, Ahed’s mother, was sentenced to eight months in prison and 6,000 shekels ($1,700) for “incitement” on social media and “assault.”
In 2012, Istanbul’s Basaksehir Municipality granted Ahed the prestigious Hanzala Courage Award for defying Israeli soldiers who had just arrested her brother.
She also met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was serving as prime minister at the time.