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Palestinias real wonder woman...|
Ahed Tamimi, the teenage girl jailed for 240 days for slapping an Israeli soldier was released from an Israeli military jail.
She thanked her supporters, called for a united Palestine, and highlighted the struggles of female and juvenile prisoners in Irael prisons.
The 17-year-old said she will study law so she can advocate for the Palestinian cause in international courts.
She was arrested on December 19 last year, days after the teenager was filmed with her cousin, Nour Tamimi, slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers who refused to leave their home in Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, which is home to about 600 members of her extended clan.
Turning 17 in prison, Ahed was refused bail throughout her detention and subsequent trial in an Israeli court, where she was tried for assault, throwing stones, incitement to violence and making threats.
Ahed's case drew international support from high-profile artists, actors, academics, and athletes calling for the teenager's release.
Last week, an Italian artist, Jorit Agoch, painted a four-metre long mural of her on the separation wall that cuts the West Bank off from Israel. Her calm expression and shock of auburn hair stoic in contrast to the black background and implicitly, Israeli aggression.
On Saturday, Agoch and another graffiti artist were arrested by Israeli police.
In April, a video emerged of Ahed facing a lewd interrogation from an Israeli official. The interrogator threatens the girl with the arrest of her family, and comments on her body, skin, and "eyes of an angel".