25-09-2021 09:10 AM Jerusalem Timing

Zionist Entity Passes Law Allowing Imprisonment of Minor Palestinians

Zionist Entity Passes Law Allowing Imprisonment of Minor Palestinians

Israeli Knesset passed a bill into law on Wednesday permitting the imprisonment of children under the age of 14 if the child committed acts of "terrorism."

Israeli Knesset  passed a bill into law on Wednesday permitting the imprisonment of children under the age of 14 if the child committed acts of "terrorism."

The legislation, labeled the “Youth Bill,” would allow Israeli authorities to imprison a child if convicted of “terrorism” against Israelis, a statement released by the Knesset said.

Zionist Entity Passes Law Allowing Imprisonment of Minor Palestinians The statement said that Israeli courts were now permitted to “set discussions regarding the imprisoned juvenile while he or she is being held at a close facility.

"During the discussions, the courts will be allowed to postpone the convicted minor’s transfer date from the closed facility to a prison, shorten the convicted minor’s prison sentence or cancel the prison sentence,” according to the statement.

The bill, which was first introduced by Knesset member (MK) Anat Berko, was passed after 32 MKs voted in its favor, while 16 MKs voted against the legislation, and one abstained, Maan news agency reported.

The law is intended to punish primarily Palestinians from occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem) who attempt attacks on Israels. Palestinians of all ages from the occupied West Bank, including young minors, have long been tried, sentenced and detained in Israeli military court system.