JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli magistrate court sentenced a Palestinian teenager on Sunday to 12 years in prison over charges of attempting to carry out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem more than a year earlier.
The head of the Jerusalem Committee for Families of Prisoners, Amjad Abu Asab, told Ma’an that Huthaifa Ishaq Taha, a 17-year-old resident of the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, was sentenced for reportedly attempting to stab an Israeli in Jerusalem in January 2016.
Abu Asab added that Taha was currently held in the Megiddo prison.
According to a Ma’an reporter, Taha was detained for his involvement in a stabbing attempt at a bus station in the illegal settlement of East Talpiyyot on Jan. 3, 2016
The sentence was the latest to be handed down to young Palestinians, many of whom have been accused of involvement in attacks or attempted attacks in the occupied territory after a wave of political unrest began in October 2015.