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Palestinian Child, 12 years old, To Be Tried as Adult By Israeli Military Court

The International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) reports that Israeli Authorities have  decided to file charges against al-Hasan al-Mohtasib, a 12-year-old Palestinian child from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, who was arrested and charged with throwing stones at the Israeli military.  The boy’s seven-year-old brother was also detained and released after 10 hours.

al-Hasan al-Mohtasib

As the boys’ father,  Faydel,  frantically searched for his sons after witnesses told him they were kidnapped by soldiers, the children were moved from one military camp to another, and from one detention center to another.

Al-Mohtasib voiced an appeal to human rights groups, and Defense for Children International, to intervene and ensure the release of his child.

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Carol Sanders was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She is a retired legal services attorney and author of legal texts. She lived in Israel from 1963 to 1966, where she worked on a kibbutz, did graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and served as an assistant to the then-mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. Carol is a long-time activist with Jewish Voice for Peace, and is the JVP representative to the Middle East Advisory Committee and a member of Bay Area Women in Black.

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