Palestinian student Shorouq Dwayyat, 19, sentenced to 16 years in Israeli prison

December 25, 2016

In another example of the lengthy sentencing practices especially targeting Palestinian youth and women in Jerusalem, Shorouq Dwayyat was sentenced to 16 years in Israeli prison by a Jerusalem court on Sunday, 25 December. Dwayyat, 19, from the village of Sur Baher, was also fined 80,000 NIS (approximately $21,000.) She was shot by an Israeli settler and seized by occupation forces on 7 October 2015 in eastern Jerusalem and accused of attempting to stab an Israeli settler. Witnesses reported that she was harassed by the settler prior to the alleged incident.

Dwayyat is a student at Bethlehem University who was studying history and geography. She graduated from high school, achieving a result of 90% in the national secondary Tawjihi examinations in 2015.

more:   http://samidoun.net/2016/12/palestinian-student-shorouq-dwayyat-19-sentenced-to-16-years-in-israeli-prison/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

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