Israeli Govt. passes bill to jail 14 year-old Palestinians

GAZA, March 27 (KUNA) — The Israeli Government passed a bill that would allow Palestinian children under 14 to be sentenced to jail.
A ministerial committee at the Israeli Government said in a press statement, on Sunday, that 14 year-old young adults who are convicted of murder, attempted murder or manslaughter will be jailed once they are of legal age.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said that the new bill will create a “state of deterrence.” In October, the Israeli army executed tens of Palestinians children and arrested tens of others which enraged human rights organizations. (end) wab.nfm