Friday, August 31, 2012

Occupation sentences Palestinian minor to 14 months in prison

Occupation sentences Palestinian minor to 14 months in prison
 
JININ,(PIC)--The Israeli Military Court at the Salem military camp, northern West Bank city of Jenin, sentenced, on Thursday, a 16-year-old Palestinian minor, from Ya’bad village, near Jenin, to 4 months imprisonment and $800 fine.
The lawyer representing Ahmad Taleb Abu Baker, 16, filed for the release of his client, but the court turned the appeal down and sentenced the child to four months, and $800 fine, citing what the court called “security considerations,” local sources confirmed.
Also on Thursday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian child while trying to cross a roadblock north of Jericho in the West Bank.
The Israeli Radio claimed that the soldiers searched the youth and found a “concealed knife”; he was taken to an unknown destination.
The villagers in Ya’bad and Zbobah villages in Jinin complained of an increase in the arrest of Palestinian children in those areas.