Sentence for Palestinian arrested at age 15

IMEMC 11/06/2020

Two prisoners, both of whom were arrested when they were 15 years old, have had extensive sentences handed down by the Israeli Ofer Military Court. The now-19-year-old prisoner, Omar Samir Rimawi, had his sentence changed from 35 years to Life in prison with no possibility of parole. Hi co-defendant, Ahmad Ayoub Obaidah, 19, had his 32-year sentence confirmed by the court.The two boys stand convicted of a stabbing in 2015 that left an Israeli colonial settler dead. Both were shot and wounded at that time. Both were 15 years old when they allegedly participated in the stabbing attack.


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