West Bank, ALRAY - An Israeli military court sentenced Wednesday a Palestinian detainee to 16 months in prison.
The Israeli military court handed a 16-month jail term, a fine of 5,000 shekels ($1,400), and an eight-month suspended prison sentence to Palestinian detainee Khalil Awawdeh, his lawyer, Khalid Zabarqa, said.
Set to be released on 2 October 2022 after a written deal with the Israeli occupation authorities not to extend his administrative detention, Awawdeh was accused of attempting to "smuggle" into Ramla prison a mobile phone he had with him when he was at an Israeli hospital receiving treatment as a result of his prolonged hunger strike.
On 31 August 2022, Awawdeh suspended the open-opened hunger strike that he launched in protest at his incarceration without charge after 172 days.
The Israeli occupation is holding some 4,780 Palestinian detainees, including 34 women and around 160 children, according to Palestinian prisoners' rights organizations.