Palestinian teen Ahed freed from Israeli prison, heres why it is news

Israeli prison service says she is on her way back to the West Bank

Well known Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has finally been freed by Israel after spending eight months in prison.

She was in prison for slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank.

Video of the incident outside her home in Nabi Saleh last year went viral.

For Palestinians, she became a symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation but many Israelis see her as a publicity-seeking trouble-maker.

The Israeli prison service says she is on her way back to the West Bank.

Sixteen at the time, she originally faced 12 charges, but pleaded guilty in March to four charges including assault.

Ahed Tamimi was filmed by her mother.

She was seen in the video shoving two soldiers in the driveway of her family home on 15 December 2017.

In the footage she kicks one soldier and slaps his face, and threatens to punch the other.

The case sparked an outpouring of deeply opposing views between Israelis and Palestinians.

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