Nazareth district court sentences four Palestinian young men to jail

[ PIC 07/03/2013 – 09:52 AM ]

NAZARETH, (PIC)– The international Tadamun (solidarity) society for human rights said the Israeli district court in Nazareth city issued imprisonment sentences against four Palestinian young men at the pretext of their affiliation with Hamas.

In a press release, the society explained that the court sentenced Amir Asaad to six and a half years in prison and his brother Mohamed to six years, and fined the latter 10, 000 shekels.

It noted that Mohamed has been in jail since December 8, 2011 and suffer from the elephant man’s disease, while his brother Amir, who was detained on the same day, suffers from hemiplegia due to a traffic accident.

The two brothers are from Kafr Kanna town south of Nazareth in the 1948 occupied lands.

The society also stated that the court sentenced prisoners Marouf Khatatba and Wasim Nasasira, from Beit Furik village in Nablus, to five and four years respectively and fined each one 10,000 shekels

It said the court issued its sentences against these four young men on allegations of their intentions to carry out operations against Israel and their formation of an armed cell affiliated with Hamas.

It noted that Israeli prison soldiers assaulted the families of the detainees after they objected to the unjust sentences issued against their sons, and arrested three of their relatives.

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