Sentencing two young men from Jerusalem
July 17, 2013

The Magistrate court judge sentenced Rami Saleh Fakhouri and Mahmoud Abdellatif for nine months of actual imprisonment, and a suspended probation of eight months for three years. Fakhouri and Abdellatif were accused of participating in “Acts of incitement and rioting” in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and practicing “riots” against the occupation. The Israeli forces arrested the two young men on the 26th of February 2013, and they are currently imprisoned in “Nafha” and “Shatta” prisons. Rami Fakhouri was injured in the year 2009 with a “dum-dum” bullet in his eye while being at Al-Aqsa Mosque and he lost his eye; he was arrested several times and was ordered to stay away from his house; he was also subject to house arrest for several months. He was also forced to work for 200 hours “serving the state of Israel” which forced him to stop his college education for a few semesters.