Day 180: Jerusalem during “Al-Aqsa Flood” Operation
April 3, 2024

On the 180th day of "Al-Aqsa Flood Operation", raids on towns and neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem, and arrests, continued.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Jerusalem explained that the forces stormed the Shu’fat refugee camp in the city several times, and carried out arrests. Among the detainees were: Yehya Al-Julani, Zakaria Al-Julani, Nidal Al-Julani, Bilal Al-Julani, and Nibal Al-Julani.

The center added that the forces stormed the town of Silwan and arrested a boy and his father.

The forces also stormed the house of Zuhair Al-Rajabi, head of the Batn Al-Hawa neighborhood committee in Silwan.

Worshipers continued to flock to Al-Aqsa on the 24th day of the month of Ramadan, amid a deployment of forces on the roads leading to it and stationed at its gates.

Those under the age of 14 will be sentenced to imprisonment

On the other hand, and in violation of international laws and treaties related to childhood, Mohammad Mahmoud, the lawyer of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Jerusalem, explained that the Knesset General Assembly approved, in the first reading, the Juvenile Law (Sentencing and Punishment/Amendment No. 25), with the possibility of imposing imprisonment (for murder or attempted-murder) which is classified as a “terrorist act” against children under the age of 14.

Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud explained that 29 Knesset members supported the proposal, and 9 opposed it, pointing out that it would be returned for discussion in the Constitution Committee.

Lawyer Mahmoud explained that this “legal amendment” will allow the court to impose a prison sentence on a minor who has not yet reached 14 years of age on the day of the ruling, if he is convicted of “murder under aggravated circumstances, premeditated murder, or belonging to a terrorist organization,” as the minor is not transferred to prison before he reaches at least 14 years of age, as he is detained in an “internal institution,” and before transferring him to prison, the court will hold a hearing in his case.