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Israeli occupation hands 22-month jail term to Palestinian child
Israeli occupation hands 22-month jail term to Palestinian child
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Occupied Palestine, ALRAY - An Israeli court has sentenced a Palestinian child to 22 months in prison over an alleged stone-throwing incident.

Israeli media claimed that an Israeli court in the occupied city of Bir Saba charged the Palestinian child with "stone throwing" at Israeli settlers' vehicles two years ago during protests at the May 2021 Israeli aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.

Commenting on the Israeli court's ruling, Ahmad Tibi, a Palestinian-Israeli member of the Israeli "knesset" said: "A Palestinian minor who threw stones in the south is being sent to prison but no arrests were made and no punishments were handed out when Jewish settlers torched homes in Huwara."

In May 2021, mass popular protests were held across the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 to demand an end to the Israeli aggression against the blockaded Gaza Strip and the Israeli attacks against Palestinian worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

The Israeli occupation is holding around 4,900 Palestinian detainees, including 34 women and nearly 160 children, in inhumane and harsh conditions, according to Palestinian prisoners' rights organisations.