Israel Sentences Palestinian Boy to 35 Years in Jail

Ayham Sabbah, 17, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. (Photo: via Twitter)

An Israeli military court yesterday sentenced 17-year-old boy Palestinian, Ayham Sabbah, to 35 years in prison and fined him one million shekels ($0.27 million), Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Ayham was charged over an alleged stabbing attempt which was said to have taken place in 2016.

At the time, both he and Omar Al-Rimawi were arrested aged only 14 years old. Both were shot and seriously wounded. Omar later succumbed to his wounds while Ayham survived.

Both were accused of attacking Jewish settlers at a supermarket in the occupied West Bank.

The PLO’s Prisoners Commission criticized the harsh sentence, which was passed by the Israeli military court at Ofer, near Ramallah, describing it as unfair.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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  1. …hatred is not the answer yet it is the only reply left to those without answers…an eye for an eye has become plural…if you are blind you dont need eyes to see…

  2. Israel practices not just an eye for an eye but ten for an eye, this political beast has set the the standard for aggression and should not be surprised when the children they mercilessly persecute subsequently recognise them for what they are and and rise to the challenge. Out of the mouths of babes as it were, and so it is that their stifled words of anger become actions. The IDF and Israeli courts for their part, simply carry out Modern Baal worship.

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