Days of Palestine

Tuesday, January 31

Israel ratifies 6.5 year-prison term to Palestinian child

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Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem approved on Friday 6.5 year-prison term against 14-year-old Palestinian, $6,800 fine, 3 years in prison suspended for 10 months.

The sentence was announced after a deal between the Israeli public prosecutor’s office and the child’s lawyer after Israeli authorities indicted him on charges of “possessing a knife and attempted murder.”

Previously, an Israeli court ruled that Muawiyeh Alqam, the aforementioned child, had to stay in a closed Israeli reformatory, but he preferred to go to a prison with adult Palestinian prisoners.

He was previously incarcerated in the Israeli HaSharon Prison, but currently he is being incarcerated in the Israeli Magiddo Prison.

Israeli forces kidnapped Alqam and his cousin, Ali Alqam, 13, in a train station in Jerusalem after opening fire at them.

Ali was wounded after he was shot three times in the abdomen and his right hand. Both were kidnapped and charged with attempting to stab a security guard near the illegal Pisgat Ze’ev settlement.

During previous court hearings, Muawiyeh told the Israeli judge that he was subjected to beatings during his transfer to the court and showed him clear effects on his hands and face, but the judge ignored his pleas.