Days of Palestine

Thursday, February 2

Israel releases Palestinian boy after shooting, injuring and putting him in jails for 58 days

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Israeli occupation released Palestinian boy 58 days after shooting, wounding and abducting him over alleged stabbing attack in southern occupied West Bank city of Al-Khalil.

Ihab al-Ghaith, a lawyer from the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement that the Israeli Ofer military court decided to release wounded teen prisoner Haitham Jaradat, 14 years old after spending 58 days in Israeli jails.

Jaradat, a resident of Al-khalil town of Sair, was shot and injured by the Israeli occupation forces after he allegedly ran toward a group of Israeli settlers at a bus stop with a knife.

Al-Ghaith said that Jaradat was shot in his back with a bullet that exited his body through his stomach. The teen underwent surgery at the Shaare Tzedek Hospital after he was abducted.

The lawyer also pointed out that the teen was constantly handcuffed and cuffed by his feet to his hospital bed, and that a fine of 2,000 shekels ($564) was also imposed on Jaradat upon his release.

Dozens of Palestinians have been abducted, injured and killed by Israeli forces for alleged stabbing attacks. Those, including minors, who were not killed have routinely been sentenced with serious jail time.