Tue. Dec 12 2017

Israel sentences 3 Palestinians to life in prison

All of them were tried over claimed attack, while the settlers who killed two Palestinians in the past two days are still free.

Dec 02 2017

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An Israeli court issued four life sentences with an additional 60 years of prison, and a NIS2,572,000 ($734,563) fine against three Palestinians over an alleged prison attack.

Lawyer of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Khalid Mahajna said in a statement that Khalid Makhamreh, 22, Mohamed Makhamreh, 22, and Younis Zein, 23, were sentenced on charges of murder.

Khalid and Mohamed, who are cousins from the village of Yatta in the West Bank city of Al-Khalil, are accused of attacking Jews at the bust Sarona Market in Tel Aviv last summer. Zein, meanwhile, was arrested for alleged helping to plan the claimed attack.

According to the PPS statement, one of the Israeli judges decided to rule Zein innocent. However, the majority of the judges decided to hand him the same sentence as the Makhamreh’s.

Mahajna said that he would be presenting an appeal to the court for Zein, based on the ruling of the one judge who declared him innocent.

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