Jailed teen activist Ahed Tamimi could be freed by Sunday,says her father

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24 July 2018|10 Dhul Qa’dha 1439|Anadolu Agency

Ahed al-Tamimi, a Palestinian teen who for the last several months has remained in Israeli custody, will likely be released next Sunday, the 17-year-old girl’s father has told Anadolu Agency.

Bassem al-Tamimi said his daughter was slated for release on Aug. 19 — at the latest — but that her release date could be significantly brought forward.

The Israeli Prison Authority has the authority to reduce jail terms for some prisoners following a “special evaluation”.

In March, an Israeli military court sentenced the teen to eight months in prison for “attacking” an Israeli soldier.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 6,500 Palestinians — including an estimated 350 minors — are currently languishing in Israeli prisons.