Image: PIC
Image: PIC

Ramallah, 29 Rabi’ul Awwal 1436/20 January 2015 (MINA) – Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) brought a 14-year-old Palestinian girl to Ofer military court to stand trial with both her hands and feet shackled.

Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights said, in a statement on Monday, that Ofer military court deferred the trial of the child Malak al-Khatib from Ramallah because of the absence of the prosecution, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The father of Malak said she was brought to court handcuffed and foot-shackled. He noted that the health condition of his daughter is worsening due to the extreme cold in Hasharon prison.

The IOA charged Malak with throwing stones and having a knife, the father added, expressing surprise at the charge.

Malak’s father expressed the concerns and worries of the family about their girl for being detained in Israeli jail, and asked human rights organizations and Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee to intervene immediately to end the unjustified detention of Malak.

He also said the family had previously appealed to the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to work on releasing her.

The IOA is still holding the Palestinian child captive for twenty successive days during which she attended four court hearings. (T/P006/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)