Palestinian teenage girl Ahed Tamimi, who was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, has accepted a plea deal. Ahed Tamimi will spend eight months in prison alongside some 300 other minors in Israeli jails. Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid met her family to find out why she agreed to the deal.
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