Israeli court sentences Palestinian child to 10 years in prison

An Israeli court on Sunday sentenced Palestinian child Hammouda al-Sheikh, 15, to 10 years in prison.

Al-Sheikh was arrested after he was shot and seriously injured by Israeli police officers on 15 August 2019 in Jerusalem. Another boy named Nasim Abu Roumi, 15, was killed in the same incident.

The Israeli police claimed that the boys attempted to stab Israeli police officers at al-Silsila Gate near al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Abu Roumi died instantly, while al-Sheikh was left to bleed for nearly an hour before he was transferred to hospital.

Israel is holding 190 Palestinian minors in its jails and detention centers, 20 of whom are under 16.

Source: PIC


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