Friday, March 25, 2011

Father: Israeli authorities sentenced my teens

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Palestinian detainees’ center in Ramallah reported that Ofer court sentenced Amir Al-Bastami, 14, and ordered him to pay 2,000 shekels and Mahdi Al-Bastami, 13, ordered to pay 4,000 shekels.

Their father said that his children are innocent and that it is a crime to sentence them considering their young age. The detainees’ center condemned the detention of Palestinian teenagers and rejects the Israeli policy.

The center reported that the number of Palestinian kids detained at Israeli prisons reached 221.