Israeli Settlements

Palestinian teen icon says she has a 'political future'

Teenage Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi on Monday vowed to keep demonstrating against the Israeli occupation and said she expects to have a "political future."

Tamimi, 17, spoke to The Associated Press a day after she was released from Israeli prison, where she served an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers in an incident captured on film that made her an icon among Palestinians and their supporters.

She said she hopes to pursue a law degree in order to document human rights violations.

"I would like to be lawyer to convey the voice of my country and the message of my people," Tamimi said. "I expect to have a political...