Israeli court jails Palestinian girl over ‘stabbing’

Jerusalem, Dec 19 (IANS) An Israeli court has sentenced a Palestinian girl to 18 months in prison for allegedly attacking an Israeli soldier with a knife, the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC) said on Monday.

The PPC identified the girl as 15-year-old Natalie Shoukha from the West Bank city of Ramallah, Xinhua news agency reported. She was arrested on April 29 after the alleged attack, which left her injured.

The Palestine Liberation Organisation detainees commission said that Israel detains over 400 Palestinian children in its jails, dozens of whom were sentenced for lengthy periods of time.

In November, Israel sentenced 12-year-old Ahmad Manasra to imprisonment for attempted stabbing, and two others aged 16 and 15 to 11 years in jail.