2 Palestinian brothers sentenced to actual imprisonment in Israel jail


The Israeli Ofer Military court on Wednesday sentenced two Palestinian brothers to actual imprisonment and steep fines.

According to the Muhjat al-Quds Foundation for Martyrs and Prisoners, the Ofer court sentenced prisoner Omar Abu Ayash to 38 months in jail and his brother Youssef to 26 months, along with a fine of up to 6,000 shekels each.

21-year-old prisoner Omar Abu Ayash, held in the Nafha lock-up, was kidnapped by the Israeli occupation forces on January 26, 2015.

Omar’s 24-year-old brother, Youssef, was arrested on September 07, 2015. He has been incarcerated in the Ofer jail.

Omar and Youssef, natives of al-Khalil’s town of Beit Ummar, were charged by the occupation authorities with affiliation with the Islamic Jihad resistance group and involvement in anti-occupation activities.

Another brother of Omar and Youssef—Tamer—was arrested by the occupation soldiers on July 05, 2015 and sent to the Nafha prison on the same charges. No court trial has been held for Tamer so far.

(Source / 11.01.2017)

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