• Kbnews
  • Khamakar Daily
  • ISRAELI POLICE AMBUSH, ASSAULT, AND DETAIN RELATIVES OF FREED PALESTINIAN PRISONER
twitter twitter  twitter twitter twitter twitter twitter twitter  twitter twitter 

ISRAELI COURT SENTENCES PALESTINIAN BOY WITH LEUKEMIA TO 3 MONTHS IN PRISON

0
0
0
s2smodern

ofer-gevangenis-rechtbank

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Israeli military court at Ofer prison sentenced 15-year-old Ahmad al-Khadour to 91 days in prison and a 3,000-shekel fine (approximately $810), after the boy was accused of throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers.

The sentencing came despite Ahmad’s family’s and rights groups’ extreme concern regarding the boy’s health due to his chronic illnesses — including leukemia and epilepsy — and frequent need for medication.
Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) lawyer Ahmad Safiya said in a statement on Monday that court’s judge gave al-Khadour a period of one year to pay the fine.
 
The judge also gave complete authority to Ofer prison director to release al-Khadour before the end of his sentence, “in accordance with the Israel Prison Service’s (IPS) procedures.”
 
Ahmad, who is from the town of Beituniya in the central occupied West Bank, has multiple illnesses and poor health. He has been suffering from leukemia for the past three years and also suffers from epilepsy, seizures, foot and hand injuries, intense dizziness, and muscle contractions in his fingers.
 
He was detained on Jan. 2 after he was accused of throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers near the Ofer military checkpoint west of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.
 
According to the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, soldiers violently assaulted Ahmad and beat him with the butt of their rifles when they detained the child.
 
Prisoners rights group Addameer said last month that the group “strongly condemns the continued detention of the chronically ill child, who appears to present no security threat to the area, and who requires proper and consistent medical treatment.”
 
Last week, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs reported that Ahmad’s medical condition had seriously deteriorated while being held in Ofer prison.
 
Lawyer from the committee Luay Ukka stressed that IPS authorities had not been providing adequate care for the child.
 
Rights groups have widely condemned Israel for its medical negligence of Palestinians in its prisons, which Addameer has called a “deliberate policy of neglect.”
 
Right groups have also widely documented the abuse of Palestinian children by Israeli forces and the harsh interrogation practices used to force their confessions, which has long been the target of criticism by the international community.
 
A recent article published by Israeli newspaper Haaretz has confirmed the extent to which Shin Bet interrogators subject Palestinian suspects to torture.
 
Ofer detention center is one of the most common sites used by Israel for the interrogation of Palestinian children. Last October, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs reported that the “overwhelming majority” of Palestinian minors held in Israel’s Megiddo and Ofer prisons were tortured during their detention and interrogation.
 
Defense for Children International – Palestine has said their research showed that almost two-thirds of Palestinian children detained in the occupied West Bank by Israeli forces had endured physical violence during their arrest.
 
Palestinian stone throwers face harsh penalties by Israeli authorities, with Israel passing a laws in 2015allowing for up to 20 years in prison if charged with throwing stones at vehicles and a minimum of three years for the act of throwing a stone at an Israeli — a legislation rights groups say was designed specifically to target Palestinians, as Israelis and settlers are rarely prosecuted under the same standards of the law.
 
Palestinian youth was sentenced to 18 years in prison last month for allegedly throwing a rock at an Israeli vehicle — representing the harshest sentence ever handed down for stone throwing.
 
Palestinians have said that rock throwing is a natural reaction to frustrations caused by the nearly half-century Israeli military occupation, which has been characterized by everyday forms of violence, such as nightly military raids into Palestinian communities, arbitrary detentions, home demolitions, and frequent killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces.
 
Addameer has reported that 6,500 Palestinians were held in Israeli prisons, including 300 minors, as of January.
 
(Source / 20.02.2017)

Tags: #ICC4Israel


Video Service

Video of the Week: Recent Israel History Miko Peled

Transcription made from The Miko's Speeches




This is a beautiful church so once again thank you to the pastor for allowing us to use this is really beautiful and thank you all for being here tonight and and for caring enough to take the time and listen and participate and be active I always begin my remarks with a disclaimer and that disclaimer is this if anybody here came hoping to hear a balanced presentation then they're going to be sorely disappointed I say this because a lot of things that you're about to hear tonight are difficult to hear and also because I don't believe that a balanced presentation on this topic is possible anybody that cares enough to speak about this probably has a very strong opinion one way or the other almost everybody has feelings and strong emotions on this issue one way or the other for me it's deeply personal and the issue itself is not a balanced issue there is no balance in this issue so therefore I say this because there cannot be a balanced presentation on this and I think if anybody claims that their presentation is balanced they're either misleading themselves or the misleading of their audience this whole issue of Israel and Palestine is covered in so much myth and there's so much there's so much double standard when people talk about this issue and I'll give you two examples

Don't know if you heard Bibi Netanyahu speech at the United Nations I heard it not live but after he actually delivered it and he began and he began it with probably the two most striking examples of myth and double standard and he began by talking about the right of return of the Jews to their ancient homeland and of course the Jews that returned so-called returned to their homeland were not exactly the the same Jews who were expelled from their homeland right because these were expelled a couple of thousand years before that these were not their descendants either because they this is business has been a very long time so these are people the people that actually came back so to speak are people that claim some kind of a heritage some kind of a connection a relationship to the ancient Hebrews and they claimed that they had the right to return to their homeland and this was this is what Zionism was about and this is expected this was you know accepted by the world as the right they had the right to return now if we talk about the right of return of one nation you'd expect that there would be if we accept it as a principle than

Read More>>>>>>>>

Boycott Israeli diamond

Putin s Phone Call With Netanyahu Blew Whistle on Further Israeli Strikes in Syria

                         

                         

Read more ...

Settlers Caught on Film Throwing Stones at Left wing Activists in West Bank

                         

                         

Read more ...

Ahed Tamimi is the Real Wonder Woman: Irish artist on detained teen Palestinian activist

                         

                         

Read more ...

Satanist Netanyahu is mad, sad and still wants to be bad

                   

                   

Read more ...

Zionist Hate Campaign Against David Icke

                       

                                

Read more ...

Armageddon Bring It On: The Evangelical Force Behind Trump's Jerusalem Speech

                     

                     

Read more ...