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Mural of Ahed Tamimi painted on Israel's separation wall ahead of release from jail

Tamimi is expected to be released on Sunday. [Getty]

Date of publication: 25 July, 2018

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Palestinians see Tamimi as a symbol of resistance to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
A giant mural of a teenager who Palestinians see as a symbol of resistance has been painted on the Israeli separation wall in the occupied West Bank ahead of her expected release from prison.

The roughly four-metre image near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank depicts Ahed Tamimi.

The masked man painting the mural said he was Italian street artist Jorit Agoch.

Tamimi, who is now 17, became a symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when she was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier in front her house in the occupied West Bank in December.

The footage of the incident went viral and the Palestinian teenager was eventually arrested and sentenced to eight months in jail by an Israeli military court.

Tamimi is expected to be released on Sunday.

Palestinians see Tamimi as a symbol of resistance to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.

The Tamimi family are from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, which has long been a symbol of non-violent Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation.

The separation wall cutting the West Bank off from Israel is filled with graffiti and murals in support of the Palestinian cause.

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