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Friday, April 19, 2013

Crime: Attempted murder of Israeli Jews; Punishment: 2 weeks in jail and an $830 fine

This ought to deter them (not!).

A 14-year old 'Palestinian' who also holds American citizenship (born in New Orleans) was sentenced to two weeks in jail and an $830 fine for throwing stones at passing Israeli cars. That crime would likely earn a life sentence were it committed by a 16-year old in New Orleans (Hat Tip: MFS - The Other News).
Mahmoud Hassan of the Palestinian prisoner rights group Addameer... says that taking into account the time Khalek already spent in prison, he will likely be released on Sunday.

New Orleans-born Khalek has been held in military lockup since he was arrested on April 5 in a night-time military raid on his home. IDF soldiers wielding assault rifles burst into his family home and arrested him for allegedly hurling rocks at Israeli motorists in the West Bank, his father said.
The Israeli military had no immediate comment.
Khalek's father, a car dealer who splits his time between the West Bank and New Orleans, wasn't allowed to visit his son in jail. But he spoke to him at three court hearings, most recently when Mohammad was officially charged.
Mohammad's lawyer, Randa Wahbe, said he told her in court that he was interrogated for hours and at one stage, was pushed so hard that his dental braces were broken. She says he was told by interrogators that if he confessed to rock throwing quickly, he would be released.
A military spokesman said no complaints of abuse were filed.
"He appears okay, he's a strong kid," said his 46-year-old father. "But there is no law in the world that justifies the way (Israeli forces) acted."
 How long do you think it will take before that kid throws stones again? I'd bet by the end of the week. By the way, where's his mother?

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At 2:05 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Extradite him back to New Orleans and just drop him off in some crime infested neighborhood. I am not kidding.


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