[Pnews] Israel charges two 12-year-old Palestinian boys with attempted murder

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Tue Jan 5 13:01:00 EST 2016

  Israel charges two 12-year-old Palestinian boys with attempted murder

Jan. 4, 2016 2:59 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 5, 2016 10:10 A.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli military prosecutors on Sunday charged two 
Palestinian 12-year-old boys with attempted murder and possession of 
knives, the prisoners' rights group Addameer said.A lawyer for the 
group, Muhammad Mahmoud, told Ma'an that the charges were among those 
submitted to the Jerusalem central court against Shadi Farrah and Ahmad 
Zatari, both 12 years old.The court judge decided to send Farrah to a 
reformatory in Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem and Zatari to a reformatory 
in Tamara in Israel.Amjad Abu Asab, who heads an East Jerusalem 
committee for prisoners' families, said that both children were detained 
last Wednesday and were "interrogated in the absence of adult family 
members and lawyers, which is a serious violation of Israeli law and 
international law."Abu Asab added that the Jerusalem central court had 
also ordered each of the boys' families to pay a bail of 5,000 shekels 
and sign a bail of 10,000 shekels. According to Israeli watchdog 
Military Court Watch, there were 407 Palestinian children in Israeli 
custody at the end of November. That was up from 171 children at the end 
of September, before a wave of popular unrest swept the occupied 
Palestinian territory the following month.
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