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Why did Ahed Tamimi accept a plea deal?

As it did with the other 300 minors in Israeli jails, the military court system – and its near 100 percent conviction rate of Palestinians, pressures underage defendants with long jail sentences and removes adult support.

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.