Israel court hands sentences to Jerusalem youths
Published Monday 16/09/2013 (updated) 18/09/2013 10:55
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – An Israeli central court on Monday sent eight young Palestinian men from Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem to various terms ranging between 17 and 40 months.
A Ma’an reporter in Jerusalem said some of the sentenced were minors.
Ahmad Sanduqa was sentenced to 40 months in addition to a 12-month suspended sentence conditional to a probation period of three years.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Shahada and Ahmad al-Tawil, both teenagers, were handed 24-month sentences. Haytham Tartir was sentenced to 27 months. Amir and Hamza al-Dibs were sentenced to 29 and 25 months, respectively, but Hamza was also given a 9-month suspended sentence conditional to a probation period of three years.
Another minor, Malik Muheisin, was handed a 33-month sentence and a nine-month suspended sentence conditional to three years of probation.
Muhammad Ghazzawi was sentenced to 17 months. He had served three months and has been under house arrest for seven months.
All eight young men and teenagers were detained in November 2012 and were accused of hurling fire bombs at an Israeli military checkpoint at the main entrance to Shuafat.