West Bank, ALRAY - An Israeli military court has handed a 22-month prison term and a hefty fine to a Palestinian youth activist from Al-Bireh in the central occupied West Bank.
The Asra Media Office said that the Israeli military court sentenced Haitham Siyaj to 22 months in jail and ordered him to pay a fine of 3,000 shekels ($805).
The Israeli occupation army detained the youth activist after storming and ransacking his home in Al-Bireh on 3 November 2021.
The Israeli occupation authorities then moved Siyaj to the "Ofer" detention facility, where he was questioned in harsh conditions for several weeks.
After postponing his trial 16 times, the Israeli military court issued a lengthy jail term and a large fine against Siyaj for resisting the occupation.
An ex-detainee who was detained several times in the past, Siyaj had been jailed for a total of three years by the Israeli occupation authorities.
The Israeli occupation is holding around 4,900 Palestinian detainees, including 34 women and nearly 160 children, in inhumane conditions in its prisons, according to Palestinian prisoners' rights organizations.