5 Palestinians from Jerusalem sentenced to jail

silwannThe Palestine Information Centre reported that the Israeli Magistrate’s Court sentenced 5 Jerusalemite Palestinian youths from the town of Silwan to jail on Wednesday, July 3.

The lawyer at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Mohamed Mahmoud, stated that the occupation court sentenced Majd Oweis to 10 months, his brother Mohamed to 8 months, Thaer Abbasi to 7 months, and Majd al-Qaq to 8 months.

The four young men were arrested during raids on their houses in the neighborhoods of the town of Silwan.

The court has also sentenced another young man to 4 months actual imprisonment, he added.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Supreme Court decided to add 10 months to the prison sentence issued against the Palestinian boy Abbas Abbasi, aged 17.

Mahmoud noted that the boy was arrested for throwing stones and Molotov cocktails in Ras al-Amud. The Jerusalem District Court last April had sentenced him to 13 months imprisonment, but the public prosecutor submitted an appeal to the court which decided to add 10 months to the boy’s sentence.