17-year-old terrorist Ahed Tamimi, who was filmed slapping IDF soldiers in the village of Nabi Saleh, will be sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment in practice and fined 5,000 shekels as part of a plea bargain.
During the hearing on the plea bargain, an exceptional incident took place, when an Israeli woman supporting Tamimi who was present in the courtroom stood up and slapped a military prosecutor. The woman was immediately arrested and taken for questioning.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Office stated that, “This evening, in the courtroom of the Ofer military court, a civilian used violence against a military advocate with the rank of lieutenant colonel. The officer did not respond to the provocation. Police were called to the scene and arrested the citizen. The IDF views the incident seriously and considers it important to employ the full extent of the law [against the citizen].”
In the plea bargain presented by the Military Advocate General’s Office to the Ofer military court, it was decided that the terrorist would not be charged with calling for attacks, but would admit to incitement, assaulting a soldier and disrupting a soldier in the performance of his duties. The three months in which she has been under arrest will be deducted from the sentence to be imposed on her.
It should be noted that in the original indictment, Tamimi was accused of several additional assault attempts against security forces which were deleted following the plea bargain.
At the same time, the court was presented with plea bargains that were conducted with Tamimi’s mother and her cousin, who were also involved in attacking the soldiers.
The cousin will be sentenced to 16 days in prison and fined 2,000 shekels, and the mother sentenced to eight months in prison and fined 6,000 shekels for assisting in assault, incitement and disturbance to a soldier in the performance of his duties.
Tamimi’s trial is being conducted behind closed doors, and she is to be detained until the end of proceedings against her.