On Sunday, 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi - the teenager who became a global symbol of Palestinian resistance - was finally released after spending eight months in an Israeli military prison.

Accompanied by her mother - who was also jailed at the time - Tamimi wore her immortal smile of hope as she returned to her hometown of Nabi Saleh.

"The resistance continues until the occupation is removed. All the female prisoners are steadfast. I salute everyone who supported me and my case," she said to a crowd of supporters and journalists after her release.

Tamimi was arrested in a raid on her family's home in the West Bank on December 19, 2017, after a video of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers went viral online. 

She was fighting back against the Israeli soldiers just moments after they had shot her 15-year-old cousin in the face with a rubber bullet. 

Let's take a look at eight heartwarming photos of Ahed Tamimi's first day out of imprisonment:

1. The one where she's honored for being Palestine's icon

2. The one where she treats herself to ice cream

3. The one where she's reunited with loved ones

4. The one with the picture perfect mother-daughter embrace

5. The one where the resistance continues

6. The one where the sun shines just right

7. The one where freedom feels beautiful

8. The one where she is recognized as a brave woman