The Israeli occupation court in Haifa sentenced today, Monday, March 20, the Palestinian citizen, Omar Khalil, to 13 months in prison and a fine of 7,000 shekels (2000$), on the background of his participation in the events of the Al-Karama Uprising in May 2021.
Muhammad Khalil, Omar’s father, said, “The verdict against my son is unjust, which is to discourage young people from participating in demonstrations.”
He added, “My son was detained on May 17, 2021, in connection with the events of the AL-Karamah Uprising, and he spent two months and two days in detention. Then, the court imposed on him house arrest away from our home for a period of seven months.”
The former Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Democratic Assembly, Awad Abdel-Fattah, said, “16 Palestinian young men from the Kawkab neighborhood who are in connection with the events of AL-Karamah Uprising were detained because of their participation in a demonstration of solidarity with their Palestinian people.”
The Israeli occupation forces have carried out a campaign of arrests against hundreds of Palestinian youths who Participated in AL-Karamah Uprising against the Israeli aggression on Gaza, the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, attempts to displace residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, and Israeli settler attacks on Palestinian citizens in the country, in May 2021.
The Public Prosecution of the Israeli occupation recently announced the filing of 397 indictments against 616 people, the vast majority of whom are Palestinian, and a quarter of them are minors, in connection with the events of AL-Karamah Uprising in May 2021.