ISRAEL IMPRISONS JERUSALEMITE CHILDREN FOR TAKING PART IN RESISTANCE

Photo: MEMO
Photo: MEMO

Al-Quds (Jerusalem), 18 Rajab 1436/7 May 2015 (MINA) – Three Palestinian minors in Jerusalem were given jail terms by an Israeli court yesterday on charges of participating in resistance activities.

A committee representing families of Jerusalem prisoners said in a statement that the Israeli District Court sentenced the minors, Jamal Sidqi Zaatari, 15, Ibrahim Ali Abu Juma, 17, and Mohammed Khaled Abu Ghannam, 18, to 6, 19 and 16 months respectively.

The children are from the At-Tur neighbourhood in Jerusalem, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

According to the statement, the court also sentenced the President of the Revolutionary Youth Club, Hani Yasser Ghaith, 35, to two years and issued a fine of 3,000 shekels ($776).

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In April, Israel arrested 114 Palestinians, including 40 children and 14 women; some were released on conditions such as house arrest, deportation or were given fines, while others received prison terms.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Magistrates’ Court yesterday freed Fatena Hussein who was arrested on Tuesday while she was entering Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli intelligence elements accompanied by Special Forces stormed the house of an employee in the Al-Aqsa Mosque Reconstruction Committee, Hossam Sidr, yesterday afternoon and conducted a thorough search of the premises and tampered with its content.(T/P008/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)