501 Palestinians sentenced to life in Israeli jails

501 prisoners for life

The number of Palestinians sentenced to life in Israeli jails has reached 501 prisoners after an Israeli court recently sentenced the prisoner Amjad al-Najjar to life imprisonment, rights sources revealed.

Palestine Center for Prisoners’ Studies affirmed that Israeli courts issued six life imprisonment terms against Palestinian prisoners since the start of the year, most recently was Amjad al-Najjar.

Al-Najjar, 37, was sentenced to life and fined 350,000 shekels for allegedly being involved in an anti-occupation attack in June 2015 that killed a settler and injured three others, spokesman for the center Riyad al-Ashqar said.

Almost 6,500 Palestinians are being held in 22 Israeli prisons, 500 of them are held in administrative detention without charge or trial.

(Source / 26.09.2017)

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