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Israeli occupation hands 20-month sentence to Hamas official, extends detention of another
Israeli occupation hands 20-month sentence to Hamas official, extends detention of another
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West Bank, ALRAY - An Israeli military court sentenced Monday a Hamas official to 20 months in prison and renewed the detention of another without charge.

 

The Israeli military court of "Ofer" handed Hamas official Hassan Yousef, 65, a 20-month suspended sentence, his son, Owais, said.

 

Owais added that his father, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, would be released in July.

 

The Israeli occupation army detained Yousef after storming his home in Beitunia town in the occupied central West Bank city of Ramallah.

 

One of the hundreds of Palestinian national figures who were exiled to Marj al-Zohour in southern Lebanon, Yousef had been jailed for more than 22 years, mostly under administrative detention without charge or trial, by the Israeli occupation authorities.

 

Meanwhile, an Israeli military court renewed the detention of Hamas official Naser Abdel Jawwad without charge for the fourth time in a row.

 

The Israeli occupation army detained Abdel Jawward, who is also also a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, after storming and ransacking his home in Deir Ballut town in Salfit in mid-March.

 

The Israeli occupation has extended the administrative detention of Abdel Jawwad several times without charge.

The academic and political figure had been detained several times and imprisoned for around 20 years by the Israeli occupation authorities.

 

The Israeli occupation is holding 4,780 Palestinian detainees, including 29 female detainees and around 160 children, in its prisons, according to Palestinian prisoners' rights groups.

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