Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian Child, Natali to 18 Months in Prison

Dec 20 2016 / 7:19 pm
Palestinian child prisoner Nathalie Shoukha (L) posing with a friend. (Photo via Social Media)

An Israeli court has sentenced Palestinian child Natali Shoukha, 15, from the village of Ramoun in Ramallah to 18 months in prison, according to Adil Samara, the lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club in the West Bank.

The Ofir Military Court has sentenced the 15 years old child to 18 months in prison for charges of “attempting to stab Israeli soldiers.”

According to new military rules, Palestinian children are now prosecuted before Israeli military courts. The Israeli legal system does not apply the same procedures to Israeli children.

Israeli children, according to Israeli law, are those who are aged less than 18, while Palestinian children, according to the same law, are those who are aged less than 16.

Palestinian child Shoukha was shot at an Israeli checkpoint on April 29, 2016 and was transferred to an Israeli hospital.

According to a report published by Al-Quds Center for the Study of Palestinian-Israeli Affairs, Israeli soldiers have killed 77 Palestinian children since October 2015, most of them were accused of attempting to stab Israeli soldiers.

(SAMA, PC, Social Media)

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