Israel Issues Actual Imprisonment Sentences against Five Palestinians, Imposes Fines

RAMALLAH, August 30, 2015 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club (PPC) Sunday reported that different Israeli military courts have issued actual imprisonment sentences against five Palestinian detainees and imposed fines on them.

In a press statement, PPC said the courts sentenced Qadri Bsharat, from Tubas, to 30 months in jail, while Mohammed Sleem, from Qalqilia, received a 28-month sentence. Both prisoners were fined with about $1000.

Meanwhile, prisoner Abd al-Ellah Sabha, from Tubas, received an 11-month sentence and a $1250 fine, whereas Hamza Radaydeh, from Bethlehem, was sentenced to two months and to pay a fine of around $500.

In the meantime, Israeli military courts renewed the detention orders of around 43 prisoners under the pretext of finishing investigations and judicial proceedings.

During 2014, “the occupying Power issued new “legislations” and arbitrary measures against Palestinian prisoners and detainees, e.g. forced feeding during hunger strike, increasing the punishment for children up to 20 years of imprisonment, denial of secondary and high education, illegal fighter law, torture, and imposition of unaffordable fines on prisoners,” stated the permanent observer mission of the state of Palestine to the United Nations on its website.